Adutwam(Ash) Jan 17—Adutwam Clinic, a health facility to serve the people at Atwea, Awanya, Adutwam and Abaasua ,four communities in the Sekyere Central district in Ashanti region was inaugurated at Adutwam on Friday ,January 2015.
The cost of the facility which was not immediately known was donated by Ashanti Development, an NGO based in Italy and funded by the Bergonzoni family in Italy
Nana Adu Appiah Kubi, the chief of Adutwam thanked the Ashanti Development ,the Bergonzoni family,Save The Poor International(NGO)Sekyere Central District Health Directorate and Mr Kwame Asafu Adjei, the Member of Parliament for Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo constituency for their contribution to the project.
Mr Danso Yeboah,the district Health Director,praised the chiefs and the people in the area for their communal spirit which made it possible for the early completion of the project.
He advised them to cooperate with the staff posted to man the clinic ,make it community ownership,and ensure maintenance culture to make the facility friendly to beneficiaries.
He reminded the staff at the clinic of the core value of the Ghana Health Service which includes Team work,discipline,intergrity,professionalism. peoples’ centeredness, and innovation of excellence adding that with this in mind they can have the confidence of the people to attract them to use the facility.
The director said as part of their normal duties, the staff will visit the people periodically in the homes to provide counsel services,immunization,Anti Natal care,School Health and other related services in line with the Community Health Improvement Programmes(CHIPs concept)
He said as a new health facility,the directorate has contacted the Mampong District National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS} to inspect the clinic for approval to enable patients with NHIS cards use it and until that is done , he said anybody going there have to pay money.
Mr Samuel Annoh Yeboah,the Executive Director of Save The Poor International presented assorted items to the clinic, the community and the schools in the area.
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