Winneba Govt Hospital Records Zero Percent Maternal Deaths

The Winneba Municipal Hospital recorded zero percent maternal deaths in 2013 as against 3 each in 2012 and 2011.

The Administrator of the Hospital, Mr. Hayford Frempong, said this at the 2013 annual performance review meeting of the Hospital in Winneba.

He said the facility also recorded only one still birth case in 2013 compared to 15 in 2012 and 41 in 2011 and added that the success story was due to measures put in place by management of the hospital.

These include both the medical and para-medical staff working together as a team with little resources available.

The Administrator said Out Patient Department (OPD) attendance decreased slightly from 56,731 in 2012 to 56,716 in 2013 and attributed this to the outbreak of fire at the main stores that burnt down large quantity of items.

He said out of the 56,716 people who visited the hospital, 50,518 were registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme as against 42,747 in 2012, an indication that most people in the Municipality have embraced the Scheme.

Mr. Frempong said HIV positive cases diagnosed at the facility reduced from 104 in 2012 to 60 in 2013 but malaria continues to top the list of 10 top cases at the OPD.

Dr. George Prah, Medical Superintendent in charge of the Hospital, said the facility was facing a lot of challenges including inadequate key staff such as mid-wives, X-ray, laboratory and pharmacy technicians.

He said there was no toilet facility for out-patients and appealed to the Assembly, other cooperate bodies and philanthropists to assist the Hospital in its effort to give quality health care to the people.

Dr. Amoussou Gohoungo, Effutu Municipal Director of Health Services, commended the staff of the hospital for their commitment, dedication and hard work.

Nii Ephraim, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, said the Assembly would continue to assist the Hospital to provide quality health care to the people.

Source: GNA