Thursday, September 17, 2009


The Minister of Health, Honorable Sipa Yankey in the company of Brong Ahafo Minister, Honorable Kwadjo Nyamekye Marfo and other dignitaries have paid a familiarization visit to the Bechem Government Hospital to officially introduce the Health Minister and to also acquaint themselves with menace affecting the hospital and the health professionals.

Speaking at a mini, durbar organized in his honour by the staff of the Bechem Government hospital. The minister of health Hon Sipa Yankey assured that he would help ease the accommodation problem facing the hospital by including in his budget some funds to help construct a Semi – Detached Doctors Quarters to help ease accommodation problem in the hospital.

He further assured that he would see to it that all on-going project with regards to his ministry in the District would be completed during his tenure of office to facilitate quick health care delivery in the District.

Dr. Sipa Yankey hinted that since mother and child’s live depends on the good facilities he promised to expand the maternity ward to accommodate more pregnant women and also supply the ward with equipments to help reduce mortality rate in the district.

Mr. Yankey therefore appealed to the Chief to release land to help construct those projects in the district. The Health Minister used the occasion to advise the people to put their party affiliations behind and unite as one people to help fight malaria and other common disease affecting the people. He therefore promised of a better working condition to the health workers and good health care delivery to the people during his tenure of office.

Also in a speech, the Brong Ahafo Minister Hon Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo also used the occasion to advise the health professionals to see the sick as vulnerable people who need to be properly taken care of. He said this can be done if the health professionals exhibit readiness and commitment to their duty. Mr. Nyamekye Marfo therefore entreated the people to exercise patience with the health workers in order to execute their work properly.

Nana Odeasempa Kwame Beniako II who stood in for the Omanhene of the Bechem traditional area, Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto assured the Minister of the Bechem Traditional Council’s support to the only Government Hospital in the district to execute the purpose of its establishment.

Nana Odeasempa Kwame Beniako II hinted that some land have been released by the council to the hospital to help build a Nursing Training School in the district to train more nurses in the district to ease the burden on the few nurses in the district. The chief therefore called on the minister to act swiftly on all promises made to the good people of the Tano South District.

The Minister and his entourage later toured the Bechem Government hospital to inspect on – going projects and to interact with some health workers and patients who were on admission.

To crown the occasion, the Tano South district Director of Health Services, Mr. Duut Bedima on behalf of the Bechem Government Hospital presented to the Health minister some gift as a token of appreciation for making Bechem Government Hospital one of his few destinations.



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