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Bawumiah Borehole

Bawumiah constructs GHs50,000 borehole for Walewale community

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 2016 vice presidential nominee, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has constructed a mechanized borehole for the Walewale District Hospital in the Northern Region. The project valued GHC50, 000 was executed at the request of the hospital’s management.

Giant poly tanks have been mounted at vantage points on the hospital premises and it is envisaged that about 4,500 gallons of water will be supplied daily.

As a son of Mamprugu land, Dr. Bawumia said the intervention formed part of his commitment to boost private-public-partnership. According to him, the hospital management wrote to him for assistance to end the perennial water crisis affecting quality health delivery there, hence his timely intervention. At the inaugural ceremony, he promised to lobby for more projects to improve the wellbeing of residents of the area.

Dr. Bawumia urged his kinsmen to intensify their peaceful co-existence as means of attracting investors. He commended the hospital management and staff for their dedicated services despite the myriad constraints.

At the inaugural ceremony, he promised to lobby for more projects to improve the wellbeing of residents of the area. Dr. Bawumia urged his kinsmen to intensify their peaceful co-existence as means of attracting investors. He commended the hospital management and staff for their dedicated services despite the myriad constraints.

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He further extolled all those whose contributions have kept the hospital functioning. Medical Superintendant of the Walewale District Hospital, Dr. Abukari Abdulai thanked Dr. Bawumia for the project. He recounted how insufficient water delivery affected staff output and described the intervention as a sigh of relief. “The hospital was seriously hit by acute shortage of water supply compelling hospital authorities to resort to fetching water from wells and boreholes just to render clinical care and surgical interventions to patients.” “This unfortunate situation culminated in

“The hospital was seriously hit by acute shortage of water supply compelling hospital authorities to resort to fetching water from wells and boreholes just to render clinical care and surgical interventions to patients.” “This unfortunate situation culminated in loss of precious working hours and impeded quality of care being rendered to patients,” Dr. Abdulai revealed. He said attendance had increased over the years due to good customer care and excellent

“The hospital was seriously hit by acute shortage of water supply compelling hospital authorities to resort to fetching water from wells and boreholes just to render clinical care and surgical interventions to patients.”

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“This unfortunate situation culminated in loss of precious working hours and impeded quality of care being rendered to patients,” Dr. Abdulai revealed. He said attendance had increased over the years due to good customer care and excellent client centeredness. “We recorded OPD attendance of 45,617 in 2011, 63,329 in 2012 and 91,119 in 2013.” He announced that about 98 percent of the hospital’s clients were insured under the National Health Insurance Scheme.

“We recorded OPD attendance of 45,617 in 2011, 63,329 in 2012 and 91,119 in 2013.” He announced that about 98 percent of the hospital’s clients were insured under the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Dr. Abdulai showed appreciation for a standby generator provided by the West Mamprusi District Assembly. He also commended the first lady, Lordina Mahama for donating hospital beds and other assorted medical consumables to the hospital not forgetting Alhaji Abuba alias Nasona who is building a 40 bed capacity children’s ward there.

Dr. Abdulai catalogued the hospital’s challenges including inadequate infrastructure, lack of fence wall, staff accommodation, understaffing, poorly equipped theater, delays in reimbursing NHIS claims and weak institutional ambulance service.

The Walewale hospital started as a health centre and was upgraded to the status of a district hospital in 1996. The first medical Doctor was posted there in 2000.

As a major referral facility in the West Mamprusi District, it has 100 bed capacity.

 

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Source: citifmonline.com