Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa East Constituency in the Eastern Region, Abena Osei-Asare has cut sod for construction of a new community clinic and doctors’ quarters at Jejeti and Enyeresi respectively.
The MP who also doubles as a Deputy Minister of Finance disclosed that the cost for the construction of the clinic is Ghc300, 000,00.
According to her, it will consist of an OPD, a pharmacy, consulting rooms, injection rooms, and male/female wards with toilet facilities, and a theatre is estimated at
Mrs Osei-Asare pointed out that, the doctors at Enyeresi Hospital had helped greatly in reducing the member of referrals to the Koforidua Government Hospital.
She said both projects are expected to be completed and handed over to the communities within one year.
Speaking in exclusive interview with Today the MP said, the funding for the projects was from her accumulated share of the annual National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Project Found for MPs.
She explained that the construction of the clinic has become more imperative considering the current deplorable state of the old clinic, which has been bedeviled with perennial flooding any time it rains.
According to her, members of the community and its adjourning towns and villages find it difficult to access health care, especially, during rainy session because the old place becomes inaccessible
Mrs. Osei-Asare told Today that besides her tight schedule as an MP and a deputy minister, she finds time to visit her constituents regularly to assess their needs and demands to enable her find a lasting solution to most of their challenges.
She said, together with her District Chief Executive, Mr. Kwabene Panin Nkansah and some officials from the Atiwa East District Assembly had toured 25 communities since June, 2018 to date.
“The tour has enabled us to identify the real needs of the people hence the provision of basic goods and services such as CHIP Compounds, spraying machines, agro-chemicals, transformers, erection of streetlights and extension of electricity,” she noted.
The Krontihene of New Jejeti, Nana Kwadwo Odame, on behalf of the chiefs and people of the various towns expressed their profound gratitude to the MP for her rapid response to their plight and pleaded with the contractor to try as much as possible to complete the project on time.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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