Management of the Wa Regional hospital has appealed to government through the deputy Health Minister Dr. Okoe Boye to post more medical staff to the Regional Hospital as is currently operating under low capacity which is about 20% due to inadequate staffing.
Dr. Robert Amesiye, Medical Director of the hospital made the appealed on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the Wa Regional Hospital during an engagement with the Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye. He also indicated that, intermittent power supply at the facility has been one of the greatest obstacles adding that, the facility depends on the national grid to power its sophisticated machines.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister in Charge of Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye responding to the appeal says it was not accurate for the beautiful edifice to be operating below 50% adding that he will relay the message to the sector minister for the necessary steps to be taken to get the facility operating at least 50%.
On cerebrospinal meningitis, the minister said he was happy to have heard from the health facilities that they have enough stock of medication for meningitis adding that, the problem only has to do with vaccine for Sero type x meningitis of which there is no vaccine for the that type of meningitis and he admonished the people of the Upper West Region to always report early to the various facilities when they are experiencing signs and symptoms of meningitis.
Bernard Okoe Boye visit to the Upper West Region was part of his three days working visit to assess and get updated on the status of the region so far as meningitis and COVID-19 are concerned.