The Principal Physician Assistant In Charge of the Busunu Health Facility in the Busunu sub municipal, Mr Abdul-Ganiyu Kantamah Nuhu, is appealing to authorities at the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, Ghana Health Service and other partners in health to upgrade the Busunu Health Centre to a polyclinic because the population of Busunu sub Municipal has over grown the Health Centre.
Heavy rain storm ripped off parts of Busunu Health center roof, with the worse affected part being the delivery, maternity and antenatal wards which houses pregnancy and it’s related activities.
Abdul-Ganiyu explained on PADFM’s Kareyanch3 super morning show on Monday that the sad event hit the health center last Friday, November 5, 2021, and the most affected part was the maternity section. This is the second time in less than five years this facility has its roofing being ripped off.
Few years back, Northern Development Authority (NDA) renovated parts of the health facility but little attention was given to the roofing. The In charge of the health center complained to the then MCE through Mr. Dari Thomas an Assembly Member of the Busunu electoral area but was told the roofing wasn’t part of the contract sum.
Last Friday’s rain storm saw the facility heavily affected. However, the positive thing is that there were no persons admitted during the storm.
The incident was reported to the West Gonja MCE, Musah Kusubari, and he has since visited the site.
The MCE assured that West Gonja municipal assembly will mobilize funds quickly to work on the affected parts of the facility for it to continue offering services to women.
The Busunu health facility is the only referral facility from 6 CHPS zones within the Busunu sub Municipal. So authorities must work fast to restore the maternity ward to help save lives and health of the pregnant women in the area, he appealed.
Mr. Abdul-Ganiyu pleaded with the MCE and the MP for the Damongo constituency and all other stakeholders to come to their aid and support them to work on the affected part to fully get back to operations, though he prefers total replacement of the entire roof to avoid future occurrence of such incident again.