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Wellbeing personnel desert ‘death trap’ quarters at Sumbrungu


Resident Wellbeing staff at the Sumbrungu Well being Centre at the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Area have deserted dilapidated quarters, they explained as a demise entice.

They presently commute from their many residences to the Overall health Centre anytime they are on duty, generating stress and adversely affecting company shipping in the space.

When the Ghana Information Company (GNA) frequented the facility, it observed that the quarters was not only too little to dwelling all the wellness staff posted to the facility but it was in a quite deplorable point out thereby, posing risk to those who had been remaining there.


It experienced various cracks and a element of the roof was ripped off while some component of the ceiling was rotten with h2o seen gathered in the rooms.

Mr Raymond Azalbila Adoganga, the Principal Health practitioner Assistant of the Wellness Centre informed GNA in an interview that the Sumbrungu East Sub Municipality experienced 7 wellbeing services in addition to the Wellbeing Centre and with the exception of the Group Well being Preparing Solutions (CHPS) Compound at the Bolgatanga Technical College, workers lodging of the remaining services ended up in a poor point out, posing health and fitness dangers to the staff members.


“We had a resident Midwife, a resident Normal Nurse and two resident Local community Overall health Nurses who ended up keeping in the quarters but just past 7 days, they experienced to park house owing to the negative nature of the lodging,” he said.

Mr Adoganga said the team lodging in the numerous amenities harboured reptiles and bees, thus, compelling the health and fitness workers in particular those who labored at the Wellness Centre to park to their residences in Bolgatanga.

“The Midwife at Azorebiisi facility, on two occasions, killed a snake on her mattress and the resident neighborhood health and fitness nurse also killed a snake in her space and at Aguusi CHPS compound, on two events, I was chased away by bees. So pretty much all the health amenities have severe team accommodation troubles,” he lamented.


He claimed although the overall health workers practised shift procedure, they usually available back up providers to people on responsibility primarily on days and durations when the facility recorded better attendants and emergencies.

He mentioned the Health and fitness Centre on your own averagely data about 40 to 60 attendants each day but during the 3rd quarter, July, August and September, it information about 80 to 100 attendants every single day thanks to the standard enhance in malaria conditions for the duration of the wet season.

It serves over 13,000 people every single 12 months and it also challenged when it will come to business space.

The facility is a one composition with five rooms and has about four units operating in a person place although the waiting area is exposed to immediate daylight.
Mr Adoganga reported “the only consulting room is about 10 by 10 metres, the counts device is sharing area with the data, dressing and statements departments.

When you go to the future room, we have the dispensary, the laboratory and a detention spot in that single room. In the third home, we have our reproductive and child overall health providers, loved ones setting up, prevention of mom and child transmission and cold chain administration while the fourth room also has 4 units.”

He stated quite a few appeals which include created letters had been sent to the ideal authorities together with the Municipal Wellness Directorate and the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly but almost nothing had been accomplished.

When the GNA contacted Mr Joseph Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Government for the place, he admitted that the Assembly was informed of the scenario of the Wellness Centre but refused to remark on no matter whether or not anything would be performed primarily on the employees lodging at the Wellness Centre. 

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