May 6, 2014

The MP for Hohoe, Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo, has stressed the need for concerted efforts to complement the health needs of patients in all public health institutions all over the country.

That, she explained, would help to make health delivery services accessible to all Ghanaians across the country.

She made the call at a ceremony at Hohoe in the Volta Region when she handed over a Benz Sprinter ambulance to the Hohoe Municipal Hospital.

The donation forms part of her pledge to support health institutions in her constituency. In her quest to be elected as the first female MP for the Hohoe Constituency during the 2012 elections, she made a promise to support the hospital.

She said the Hohoe Constituency could boast 19 health facilities, made up of one hospital, five CHPS compounds and 13 clinics.

The doctor to patient ratio is, however, very high at 1:53,669, while the nurse to patient ratio is 1:1,248.

“The situation on the ground clearly shows that the municipality needs a lot of health facilities and equipment to make quality health accessible to all patients,” she stated.

She said the donation formed part of her efforts, as well as those of  ICH Germany, a philanthropic organisation, to assist in providing healthcare services for the people.

The Paramount Chief of the Gbi Traditional Council, Togbega Gabusu, thanked the MP and her partners for responding to the health needs of the people in the area.

Dr  Heloo also thanked the  ICH Germany team and King Bansah for providing major support for the Hohoe Municipal Hospital.