Feb 15, 2013 at 4:36pm
Gushegu District health review
The Gushegu District in the Northern Region has for the the third year running not recorded any confirmed Guinea worm case.
A cash reward of Two Hundred Ghana Cedis is currently in place for anybody who reports a confirmed case.
The District also did not register any death from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, though 12 cases were recorded last year.
This was disclosed during the District Health Management Team’s Annual Performance Review meeting for 2012.
The Gushegu District Chief Executive, Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini in commending the health team for the achievement, cautioned against complacency in order not to reverse the gains.
He said the Assembly is liaising with the Ghana Youth Employment Development Agency,to extend by two years the operations of the current cadre of Health Extension workers in Gushegu to ensure continuity of the good work many of them are doing.
He however said those who are not serious with their work will be sanctioned.
Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini said the Assembly has provided a number of infrastructure towards quality Health care which is one of the goals under the better Ghana Agenda.
They include fully equipped new CHPS compound at Gaa and Zamashigu, as well as a clinic and staff quarters for the Nabuli Health centre.
The DCE said with dedication from all stakeholders the much anticipated Post-Basic Midwifery school in Gushegu became a reality last year with the admission of 31 students.
Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini stated that the Assembly in its attempt to attract and maintain health professionals has a package in place to support health staff for career development programmes as well as paying rent advance for health workers.