August 8, 2018
The Ranking Member on the Health Committee of Parliament, Joseph Yieleh Chireh has bemoaned the general lack of urgency on the part of government towards issues of health in the country.

The Wa West Member of Parliament recently in contributing to the report on the credit facility for expansion works on the University of Ghana Medical Center wondered why the proposed date by the government for the opening of the facility was not met.

He observed the delay in making hospitals and CHPS compounds across the country operationalized clearly shows that the government is not focusing on the health sector as a priority area.

Mr Chireh emphasised that such decision to make functional existing facilities “is the reason the no bed syndrome is manifesting clearly” with its attendant challenges.

The Wa West lawmaker expressed worry the loan approved may not be enough to complete Phase II of the project sitting changes in exchange rate of the major trading currencies against the Ghana Cedi as his reason.

By Christian Kpesese/