BOI CLINIC TO START OPERATIONS SOON AS MCE HANDS OVER MEDICAL ITEMS - Urges Health Directorate to speed up opening of facility
GEMANEWS: Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022; Abokobi
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), for the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, has handed over various medical items to the Health Directorate for the operationalization of the Boi Clinic, tasking them to ensure the facility starts operations within the shortest possible time.
The Boi Clinic is a Social Investment Fund (SIF) project completed in late 2019 but has not been in use due to the lack of the required equipment and certification to commence operations.
Upon her assumption into office in October last year, Hon. Kaakie Mann moved to get the facility functional by initiating processes to operationalize it.
Following the request by the Health Directorate for the purchase of some essential items needed to start running Out-Patience Department (OPD) services, the Assembly has granted their wish and procured the items.
The 43-itemed list include manual 3-beds, refrigerators, deluxe stethoscopes, Omron X4 apparatus and nebulizers, digital thermometers and weighing scales, and paramedic plus oximeters.
Additionally, the Assembly is ensuring the provision of adequate streetlights leading to and around the facility while efforts are being made to reshape the Abokobi-Boi road and that of the clinic.
Presenting the items, Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann charged the Health Directorate to quickly organize the place and get it functioning.
She said she expects the Directorate will make good use of the items by ensuring the facility starts healthcare delivery within the shortest possible time.
The Municipal Director of Health, Dr. Selorm Kutsoati, assured that her outfit will work fast to get the Boi Clinic operational.
She indicated that they will commence minor healthcare services as soon as the items are set in place and will render full-scale services per the remit of the facility when it is certified by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for the use of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Dr. Selorm Kutsoati thanked the Hon. MCE and the Assembly for supplying the items and their commitment towards the operationalization of the Boi Clinic.
The Regent and Family Head of Boi, Nii Narku Nortey, commended the Assembly and expressed delight at the efforts being made to make the clinic functional.
He appealed to the Hon. MCE get an ambulance to serve the facility and adjourning communities.
Present at the handing over ceremony were the Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum, Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mr. Emmanuel Kungi Kwame, the In-charge of the Abokobi Health Centre, Dr. Nafisah, and other Heads of Departments, officials from the Health Directorate and some nurses.