Residents of Du in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region are calling for the services of a midwife or a mid husband in their CHPS compound to facilitate delivery of their pregnant women.
According to women in Du, majority of the pregnant women deliver in their various houses due to their inability to access the services of a midwife ever since the only mid wife that was supporting them at the CHPS compound got transferred without replacement.
Madam Hawawu a resident of Du says “every time we send a pregnant woman to the CHPS compound we are always told that there is no mid-wife and we have to send the pregnant woman to the Funsi health center for delivery, we would have been glad if authorities could get us a midwife”.
She again indicated that, the bad nature of their roads is also inhibiting quality healthcare delivery, Madam Hawawu stressed that “whenever you send your patient to the facility you are either told to go to Funsi because of lack of drugs or absence of a doctor. The roads are so bad that sometimes pregnant women suffer miscarriages or deliver on their way to the Funsi hospital because of bad road network” Hawawu added.
Meanwhile, Wamal Lawrence In-charge of the Du CHPS compound says the facility initially has a midwife that was offering quality services to pregnant women but has been transferred leaving the facility with no option than to refer pregnant women to Funsi whenever they are in labour.
Wamal Lawrence in furtherance revealed that, majority of the women resort to delivering in the house rather than going to Funsi for delivery. He was optimistic that the posting of a midwife or mid-husband will be of a great service to the facility.
However, the Wa East District directorate of the Ghana Health Service is yet to respond to the plight of the residents.