June 12, 2013

Hon. James Cecil Yanwube, Member of Parliament for Tatale/Sanguli is calling for urgent intervention from government through the Ministry of Health (MOH) to solve the overwhelming challenges of the Tatale hospital.

The facility is reportedly facing some problems which has accounted for setbacks in its operations, thus affecting the delivery of quality healthcare service in the district.

A document available on the desk of ghanamps.gov.gh and brought forward by the MP has captured some pockets of problems which relatively formed the core issues that retard growth and development of the facility.


• Inadequate specialty staff such as midwives, community health nurses and staff registered nurses.

• Poor transport system-There is the need for at least one vehicle for the health administrative staff and most of the motorbikes allocated to health posts in the district are now in a state of disrepair.

• Inadequate fridges to keep vaccines for immunizations.

• Inadequate accommodation for staff and the few available also needs urgent renovation.

The hospital is also in dire need of Doctors who would attend to the health challenges of people of the area, the MP stated.

Meanwhile he said delay in the renovation of the District Health Administration block by the District Assembly is to some extent posing difficulties in ensuring properly co-ordinated and well planned health services or programmes.

He thereby urged the assembly to double up works on the project, since the office is the nerve centre for health policy implementation in the district.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanadistricts.com