Views: 1,120 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Funsi, UW/R, Oct 1, 2018, Mon,6;00am The Wa-East District has completed a health centre at Kundugu, and the District...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Funsi, UW/R, Oct 1, 2018, Mon,6;00am
The Wa-East District has completed a health centre at Kundugu, and the District hospital building being worked on at Funsi, the District capital.
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In an interview at his office in Funsi, the District Chief Executive,(DCE) Hon. Moses Jotie said the sparse nature of the District alone was in itself a difficulty but that there were efforts in place to improve not only health delivery but development of the area in general.
He said development was a process and as such assuming office for barely a year he had maintained and put back on road the District’s ambulance.
Also, he had constructed a CHIPS Compound at Kulkpong community and rehabilitated an old facility which was used as such into staff accommodation. He said he was working hard to ensure that the facility was improved to health centre status soonest.
He regretted at the District now fourteen years old yet without a hospital. The Hon. DCE for this reason is currently building first phase of the Wa East District hospital at Funsi and already a health centre is completed at Kundugu only awaiting furnishing and it would soon start delivering quality health care to the people.
‘We have to take a step and I have started the first phase of the District hospital,’ stressed the Hon. DCE.
When asked, he said nurse capacity in the Various CHIPS Compounds in the District was not bad; ‘not very bad, most of the facilities have two to three staff capacity’ he stressed.
He, however, said that most of the CHIPS Compounds were not having adequate water and electricity. For example, he cited Kunaybe, Tinniabe, Chawuli, Godayiri, and Kendei CHIPS Compounds to be facing at least of those problems.