The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has refurbished two health facilities in the West Mamprusi Municipality in the North East Region to improve healthcare services in the area.
The two facilities — Walewale Government Hospital and Wulugu Health Centre — have already become operational, having now been given a major facelift to create a conducive atmosphere for healthcare delivery.
They had been in a deplorable state for the past years, and parts of the walls of the facilities had developed cracks, posing a danger to the staff and patients.
The Chief Executive of the West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly, Issahaku Aremeyaw Somo, told the Daily Graphic that the gesture, solely funded by Dr Bawumia, was to help improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the region.
“The Vice-President is very committed to improving healthcare delivery in the region; that is why he decided to undertake such an intervention,” he said.
“The facilities have never witnessed such major facelifts since they were established years ago,” he added.
He indicated that there were plans to extend the intervention to other parts of the region to boost healthcare delivery.
Mr Somo said the provision of quality health care was the collective responsibility of the public, and entreated those who could support such efforts to endeavour to do so.
Officials of the facilities have expressed gratitude to Dr Bawumia for the gesture and pledged to take proper care of the health centres.