Management of the Wa Regional hospital has made an appeal to the government through the deputy Health Minister Dr. Okoe Boye to help improve on the workforce of the hospital by posting more medical staff to the Regional Hospital as it is currently operating under low capacity which is about 20% due to inadequate staffing.
Medical Director of the hospital, Robert Amesiye,made the appealed on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the Wa Regional Hospital during an engagement with the Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bernard Oko Boye. He also indicated that, intermittent power supply at the facility has been one of the greatest challenges faced by the hospital.Adding that, the facility depends on the national grid to power its sophisticated machines.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister in Charge of Health, Dr. Bernard Oko Boye responding to the appeal says it was not accurate for the beautiful edifice to be operating below 50% adding that he will relay the message to the sector minister for the necessary steps to be taken to get the facility operating at least 50%.
On cerebrospinal meningitis, the minister said he was happy to have heard from the health facilities that they have in stock, enough medication for meningitis adding that, the problem only has to do with the vaccine for Sero type x meningitis of which there is no vaccine for that type of meningitis and he admonished the people of Upper West Region to always report early to the various facilities when they are experiencing signs and symptoms of meningitis.
Dr.Bernard Oko Boye’s visit to the Upper West Region was part of his three days working visit to assess and get updated on the status of the region as far as meningitis and COVID-19 are concerned.