The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Mahmud Khalid, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led government is committed to ensuring an improved health care delivery services to the people.
In this regard, Mr. Khalid said the operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are being streamlined to make health care delivery services accessible and affordable to the people especially the rural deprived.
“The overall national objective of the Mills led administration is to create a better Ghana for Ghanaians.
This certainly will elude us unless it is backed by a better health system,” Mr. Khalid explained.
Mr Khalid was speaking at a Regional Health Sector Half Year Review Conference here.
The conference sponsored by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is under the theme: “Implementing new strategies for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention and control – How Far?”
It brought together Municipal and District Directors of Health Services, doctors, public health nurses and health administrators to critically examine their successes and failures and map out appropriate strategies to improve health care delivery service to the people.
Mr Khalid said the co-operation of health workers is highly essential in achieving the goals and objectives of creating a better Ghana for Ghanaians and urged health professionals to carry out their duties with due diligence and high professionalism.
He commended health professionals in the region for the remarkable improvement in service delivery to the people saying their client care and services have attracted some commendation from people.
Mr Khalid said that achievement notwithstanding, there is room for improvement and urged health workers to work towards improving health care services to the people for the better.
The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, called on Municipal and District Assemblies to sponsor the training of health professionals to help improve the lack of staff situation in various health facilities in the region.
Dr. Nang-Beifubah urged the Regional Minister to use maternal death as a yardstick to measure the performance of Municipal and District Chief Executives.