Anfoega Catholic Hospital marks 60th anniversary

By
Ebenezer Sowah, GNA

Anfoega (V/R), Nov.
09, GNA – The Anfoega Catholic Hospital, the first Hospital to be built in the
then Keta-Ho Diocese, now under the North Dayi District in the Volta Region has
turned 60.

The Hospital was
built in 1959 by the Roman Catholic Mission with support from indigenes of the
Anfoega community with the aim of meeting the health needs of the people of the
Anfoega Township and its environs.

It is a member of
the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG).

Mr. Williams
Ladzaka, Administrator of the Hospital speaking at the anniversary celebration
under the theme “60 years of Quality Care Delivery; The Role of the
Stakeholders, Challenges and the way Forward” said the milestone
achievement of the facility could not be celebrated without given reverence to
some individuals notably the late Fiaga of the Anfoega Traditional Area, Togbe
Tepre Hodo III who championed the cause of seeing to the establishment of the
Hospital to provide health services to the people.

He also heaped
praises on some four individuals who also gave up their homes for the
commencement of healthcare provision in the early 50s before the Hospital was
built and some reverend sisters from the Netherlands who also came to assist in
the provision of health care to the people

Mr. Ladzaka said the
Hospital had a catchment area of about 1,600 kilometres square and served about
90,000 people with a staff strength of 212, comprising 139 on Government
payroll and 73 paid through the Internally Generated Fund of the Hospital

He said the Hospital
provided specialty services like gynaecology and surgical services but faced
the challenges of inadequate staff accommodation and insufficient critical
staff.

In a speech read on
his behalf, Mr. Kweku Agyeman Manu, Minister for Health commended the
management and staff of the Hospital for displaying professionalism in ensuring
quality health care for people within and beyond the District despite the
challenges.

He said the Ministry
was making efforts to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3,
which sought to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all and at all
ages was achieved by 2030.

Mr. Manu said the
Ministry had keen interest in matters of public concern and advised that
attention be paid to preventive health while efforts were being made to cater
for the curatives in the system.

He said the Anfoega
Catholic Hospital had benefited from support with medical equipment from the
Equipment Replace Policy initiated by the Government in 2013.

Dr. Archibald Yao
Letsa, Volta Regional Minister said the milestone celebration should challenge
the management of the facility to improve service delivery.

GNA

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