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Over the last two years, the Tumu Government Hospital, the only one that serves the whole of the Sissala East district has been bedeviled with problems ranging from lack of staff to dilapidated structures.
The Out-Patient Department (O.P.D) is gradually losing its shape and needs immediate attention to save it from a looming collapse.
The Presiding Member (PM) for the Sissala East District Assembly, Hon. Godfred B. Kanton expressed these concerns in an interview with the www.ghanadistricts.com.
He said the hospital facilities need an expansion to ensure efficacious health delivery since the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme has increased hospital attendance over the past year.
Hon. Kanton said the hospital has only one doctor and anytime he traveled outside the district effective and efficient health care delivery is affected.
The PM disclosed that the assembly had made budgetary allocation to cater for the sponsorship of more nursing trainees to solve the problem of inadequate nurses in the hospital and other health facilities in the district.
On the security situation in the district, he noted that the rate of armed robbery incidence on the Bolgatanga-Tumu Road has declined as a result of the institution of night patrol teams of police and military personnel within the district.