June 25, 2013

School for the study of allied health sciences is being established at Asuotiano, one of the major communities in the Dormaa East Constituency.

It is to be dedicated to the study of medical laboratory, ultrasonography, health information, community health care, nutrition among others.

The Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, William Kwasi Sabi who is financing the project from his own coffers said already about GHs200,000.00 has been sunk into the project for the construction of two major blocks including large 3-unit classroom block currently at lentel level to serve as lecture halls, while the second is at foundation level and will have administration block, information and communication technology (ICT) laboratory, medical laboratory and sanitary facilities.

He disclosed that, the decision for the establishment of the institute was informed primarily by earlier quest to establish a hospital in the constituency. However, since it is not enough to establish a hospital without ensuring quality health delivery which stern from factors such as lack of personnel, equipments and logistics, even the technical know how, he deemed it appropriate to tackle the personnel issue from the grassroot.

Mr. Sabi observed that in most cases where personnel are even available, they refuse posting to remote areas for lack of social amenities in those areas. Thus it will be reasonable to train personnel from such deprived communities (indigenes) who are already used to conditions in the area to manage such facilities. This will reduce the unfortunate scenario of personnel abandoning post,he added.

He pointed out that the success of this project will inure to the benefit of a district hospital they hope to establish in due course, hopefully through government intervention.

He however appealed for assistance from well meaning individuals, corporate organizations, and NGOs to accelerate completion of the institute.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.gov.gh