The people of Tinkong, a farming community in the Eastern Region, can now enjoy better health services, following the inauguration of a GH₵ 75,000.00 four- seater modern toilet facility for the health centre.
The facility was provided by the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central.
The health centre has over the years faced major challenges with lack of modern, hygienic toilet facilities for both patients and staff being one of them.
Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. Sophia Winful, the Municipal Director of Health, Akuapim North said, “The provision of this modern four- seater toilet facility is a big relief to us in terms of service delivery as clients and staff can now have access to clean toilets and potable water delivery.
She said the assistance provided by the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central (RCC) would go a long way to provide superior hygienic working conditions for staff and parents especially during pregnancy deliveries.
In addition, RRC in partnership with the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Ghana, provided members of the community with free medical health screening.
Mr. Laud Ashon, the President of RRC in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said RRC became aware of the needs of the community through a member of the club who hails from Larteh in the region.
He said: “As Rotarians our work focuses on providing humanitarian services, with water and sanitation being one of our core focus areas.
“Supporting the provision of adequate health services is important to us, especially as it is core to child and maternal health care. We are happy to have brought smiles to the faces of community members in Tinkong,” he said.
Mr. Ashon said the project and health screening was part of the club’s 30th anniversary celebrations and yet another indicator of RRC’s commitment to providing service above self.
Speaking about the health screening, Mr. Ashon told the GNA that RRC and WiLDAF invited the Tinkong community to the health screening with approximately 300 communities being screened for blood pressure, blood sugar and hepatitis.
He said a team of medical doctors and other medical personnel from Accra, were part of the exercise and provided consultancy to patients, offering treatment and medicine to those who needed it.
The medical team also delivered health talks on breast cancer and hepatitis.
The theme for RRC’s anniversary celebrations is: “30 Years of Serving Humanity and its climax would be a fundraising gala in June.
The Rotary Club, founded in the United States, brings together global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
It connects 1.2 million members of more than 34, 000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas to help improve lives at both the local and international levels.