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Municipal Health Director applauds staff

  15 Février      0        Society (18298),


By Abebe Dawuni, GNA
Yendi (NR) Feb. 15, GNA- Hajia Haruna Hadjara, the Yendi Municipal Director of Health Services has commended staff of the directorate for their hard work in 2018 and urged them to continue to put in more efforts in 2019 to improve the health status of the people in the Municipality.
She mentioned some of the achievements chalked in 2018, as reduced maternal deaths from 10 in 2017 to 4 in 2018, Family Planning Acceptor Rate increased from 24 percent in 2017 to 29 percent in 2018, average number of Ante Natal visit per client increased from 3.2 to 3.4 and Tetanus diphtheria 2 coverage increased from 71 percent to and 79 percent.
Hajia Hadjara gave the commendation during the Yendi Municipal Health Directorate 2018 annual performance review meeting at Yendi in the Northern Region.
She said Measles, Rubella 2 increased from 96 percent to 110 percent and announced that, the incidence of malaria dropped from 199 cases per 1000 population in 2016 to 112 per 1000 population in the year under review.
Hajia Hadjara said Tuberculosis (TB) case notification per 100,000 population increased from 31 to 34 and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) identification appreciated by 28.5 percent, points from 43.7 in 2017 to 72.2 percent in 2018.
She said challenges that contributed to the failures of some indicators included; inadequate staff, especially Doctors, Physician Assistants, Community Health Nurses, and Midwives and inadequate CHPS compounds.
The rest, he said were; inadequate motorbikes for outreach activities programmes and inadequate water supply in some health facilities.
Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussif, the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive in a keynote address expressed his appreciation to the staff and indicated that they would complete the Kpanjamba CHPS compound and connect to the national electricity grid and hand over to the Health Directorate.
He gave the assurance that, the Assembly would procure two motorbikes for Nkwanta and Kunkon CHPS compounds and extend electricity to Kulkpanga.
Dr. Abdulai Ayuba the Medical Superintendent of the Yendi Municipal Hospital announced that apart from Tamale Teaching Hospital, the Yendi Municipal Hospital had one of the best Maternity Intensive Care/Post Operation Care Unit in the Region.
He said the building was constructed by Care for Ghana Global Mission in collaboration with Yendi Municipal Hospital Management. And expressed his concern about lack of anti-snake serum in the hospital.
He said the hospital needed an emergency centre for the accident and Dental units and announced that the hospital had mental health, eye and ear service units, but the mortuary had broken down for some time now.

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