The Nangodi Health Centre in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region has been given a face lift and thus up-graded to an Ultra- modern health facility by standards.
Patients who seek health care at the Nangodi Health Centre in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region now have a reason to smile. The centre, which hitherto its up-grading into an ultra-modern facility was plagued with serious challenges now, has a new ultra modern ward block to augment quality health care services in the District. The health centre since its establishment could only admit or detain only two patients for just 24 hours but can now boast of ten beds have been which have been added to the woeful number.
Speaking at a handing over ceremony, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane explained that his first visit to the Nangodi health centre revealed that they had limited space for patients. He therefore decided to use part of his common fund to put up the new block. He added that patients will no longer be referred to Bolgatanga due to lack of space and beds. He admonished the people to make the Nangodi health centre their first point of call whenever they fall sick.
The ten beds capacity new block has male and female wards with beds, a theatre and washrooms.
Agnes Anamoo, District Chief Executive for the area said her office and the office of the M.P are committed to bringing development closer to the people. She charged on the people to take proper care of the new facility. She however used the opportunity to reiterate government’s commitment to upgrading the health centre into a District Hospital.
Cynthia Koranteng, a health worker at the centre narrated the ordeal they went through as nurses in detaining patients especially in the rainy seasons. She said the new ward built by the M.P was a sigh of relieve to them as both nurses and their clients.
The ceremony was graced by chiefs, elders, tindaanas,women groups, health workers, the religious and community members across the District.
Report by: Peter Agengre