August 5, 2014

The Assin North Member of Parliament, Samuel Ambre has lauded contributions of community-based health planning service (CHPS) compounds in deprived communities across the country.

Mr. Ambre who said, but for the introduction of the CHPS compound concept in Ghana, a lot of communities would have been faced with serious difficulties in accessing health delivery. He therefore shared in the wisdom of the government in trying to pool resources from ministers and government officials so as to build more of the CHPS compounds in communities that lack the facility.

This notwithstanding, the MP said contributions from MPs and investments from the MMDAs in this regard is also proving to be worth it. According to him, the CHPS compounds serve not only as treatment minor ailments but also as first aid points for more difficult health cases before transfer to major hospitals where patients can access advanced treatments. More importantly, the CHPS compounds are vital to efforts at reducing maternal and infant mortality nationwide.

The MP who is currently building two pavilions for two CHPS compound at Assin Bediadua and Assin Ayittey said he is impressed by the services being rendered the people adding that the provision of the pavilion was meant to provide comfortable place for the increasing patient population at the facilities.

He is also impressed that just few communities in his constituency are yet to be provided with CHPS compounds and was hopeful the his outfit can collaborate with the district assembly to serve those communities as well.

Dominic Shirimori/