Atwima Mponuah Roads: Pregnant Women, Sick Patients Use Motor Bikes To Seek Medical Attention

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Pregnant women in labor and sick individuals in Oseikrom, Kakatre, Bentilkrom, Bayerebon number 2,3,4, Abesua and it’s surroundings in the Atwima Mponuah District of the Ashanti Region are transported on motor bikes to the only health center at Bayerebon number 5 due to the deplorable state of the road.

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Though the motorcycles are not the safest form of transportation for people in such situations,in the area they are very popular for efficiency and availability as vehicles are unavailable to ply the poor road network especially in the raining season and have become intrinsic part of the areas health system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The health facility is confronted with quite a number of problems ranging from lack of medical assistant, inadequate beds(only 4 beds) and chairs, no source of water supply and lack of toilet facility for patients. A mother of a pregnant woman from Bentilkrom said they had to walk several miles to Bayerebon number 2 to bore a motorcycle as motor bikes can’t ply the road because the wooden bridges are damaged.she added that in cases where sick and pregnant women are unavailable to sit on the motorcycle they are carried on doors to the health center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madam Augustina Duruwaah, appealed to corporate bodies, philantropist, individuals, NGO’s and the government to come to the aide of the health center and assist them with beds, generator and also grade the poor road network for them to enhance good service

 

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