The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has revealed that the Assembly has attached great importance to the needs of the Mamprobi Polyclinic hence, its decision to liaise with the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Clinic for better healthcare delivery.
Speaking at a short ceremony to commission an ambulance and a generator he presented to the Clinic in Accra, Dr. Okoe Vanderpuije said the hard work and commitment exhibited by staff of the clinic amidst the many challenges the Clinic faces, have been recognized by the AMA.
He noted that the assembly has also considered the fact that the efforts are being made by stakeholders in the health sector in the Accra Metropolis to ensure that health care facilities are provided for the Clinic to deliver best of services to the people.
The Mayor also reiterated government’s commitment to fulfilling its promises on health, and that the AMA will not be found wanting in ensuring that the Better Ghana Agenda is fulfilled.
He pledged his continuous commitment to the provision of facilities for the clinic.
“I can assure you that this Polyclinic will not be the same as it is today,”
“…The AMA will also stand ready to support the staff of the clinic to give off their best, already they are doing their best and we congratulate them for that. But we will also continue to support them to do more and do it better,” he indicated.
The donation of the ambulance and the generator was the Mayor’s initiative after the clinic authorities appealed to the Mayor for support.
On his part, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South Constituency, Hon Fritz Baffuor averred that Mamprobi Polyclinic has been on the minds of government as improving health care is part of the Better Ghana Agenda the government is pursuing.
“We believe that there will be great progress if the people are fit to carry out their duties, hence the need for us as government to support the health care delivery system,” he said
Mr. Baffuor also mentioned that although Ablekuma South already has the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Mamprobi Polyclinic is serving the community by providing primary health care which, according to him adds up to the improved health care services delivery within and outside the Ablekuma constituency.
He called for the upgrading of the laboratory and the re-alignment of the Polyclinic to modern standard hospital facility.
The Greater Accra Regional Director for Health, Dr. Linda VanOtoo has commended the Assembly for the donation of the ambulance and the generator.
She indicated her outfit’s commitment to continue to work with AMA to improve the health care service delivery in Ghana.
Dr. VanOtoo expressed deep worry over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy in Accra and called on parents to educate the girl child to avoid early pregnancy.
The Director of National Ambulance Service, Dr Alhassan Zacharia said establishing an ambulance service unit at the clinic will help to meet major emergency cases and find appropriate and qualified practitioners to handle cases at the premier hospital, KBTH.
He pledged their commitment to support the Mayor of Accra to succeed in his crusade to transform and improve health care delivery in the Metropolis.
The authorities of the Mamprobi Polyclinic expressed gratitude to the Mayor and the Assembly and appealed for the refurbishment the theater to enable them perform major emergency surgeries.
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