The Ghana Health Service Council has appealed to District Assemblies in the newly created regions to channel resources for the provision of residential accommodation for health personnel who would be posted there.
The Council noted that inadequate residential accommodation was a hindrance to medical doctors and other health personnel accepting transfers to the regions and districts.
The Council said it was concerned about the welfare of the health workers and the provision of quality healthcare services to the people in the communities, noting that without good health, there would be no people.
The Council was in the region to learn how policies and programmes of the Government were being implemented.
It was also to interact with health authorities to learn of challenges and problems associated with their work, aimed at addressing some of them to help facilitate equality of healthcare delivery.
Dr Bediako urged the various Regional Coordinating Councils to prevail on the District Assemblies to support the health sector with the needed facilities and logistics to enhance quality healthcare services to the people.
The Council’s Chairman said healthcare delivery was a collective effort and all must support it to ensure that the health needs of the people were appropriately provided and at the right times.
Dr Bin Salih said the healthcare delivery in the region had improved with the provision of the Upper West Regional Hospital.
He said the region was also a beneficiary of five of the Agenda 111 projects and construction works were ongoing steeply.
He gave the assurance that the Regional Coordinating Council was going to meet with the contractors working on the projects to encourage them to complete them on schedule.
Dr Bin Salih said the Regional Coordinating Council would also meet with the municipal and district chief executives in the region to encourage them to provide residential accommodation and other facilities for health workers who would be posted to man the hospitals in the districts.