The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive on Friday 27th November, 2020 commissioned a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound in Kodzope, a community in the Hohoe municipality which is to serve the health needs of the people of Kodzope and its environs.
Mr Andrews Teddy Ofori in his address to the people stated that, the government took it upon itself to build a CHPS compound for the community to serve the primary health needs of the people and encouraged the community members to utilize the facility well to ensure it have a longer life span.
Hon. Ofori praised the Energy Minister for his help in completing the project through his donations.
In an address by the Ag. Municipal Director of Health Services Dr Pius Mensah, he stated that, the project marks a significant milestone in the Government’s effort to ensure access to basic health care services to all Ghanaians no matter where they live and work.
He said, CHPS compound is the first level of encounter with the health system in Ghana where Primary health care services such as immunization, treatment of minor ailments, and continuity of care in the community, health education and promotion are provided to the patient.
He stated that, currently, the three staff who have been deployed to the facility have also been trained to use data generated from service delivery to make decisions and design packages of service that meets the health needs of the people. He added that, the staff will work under strict supervision and will need support from the Municipal Health Directorate.
Energy Minister and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Hohoe Constituency, Mr John Peter Amewu who was present donated a motorbike and some other equipment to the facility.
He called on the people to elect him to parliament for more developmental projects.
The event was attended by dignitaries including the Energy Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Acting Municipal Director of Health Services, Dr Pius Mensah, Chiefs, health workers and the Kodzope community members.