Health treatment at Asuofua Health Center in the Atwima Nwabiagya North in the Ashanti Region has been taking to different level where two patients are forced to sleep on one bed. It is so pathetic that the facility has a small ward to occupy both men, women and children. It is reported that the facility has only 6 hospital beds for patients who come for admission.
The facility admits over 10 patients following the seriousness of the cases which come to the hospital. Asuofua Health Centre serves at least fifteen communities in the district such as Asuofua, Atafoa, Ohwim, Amanfrom, Asamang, Achiase, Amoamang, Esaso, Bohyen, Kronum, Fufuo, Abrepo, Darbaa among others.
The hospital is facing infrastructural, accommodation and several other challenges. Some patients speaking to Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo disclosed that though Doctors and Nurses at Asuofua health centre are very good, they feel uncomfortable anytime they come for medical treatment.
According to them, the situation where 2 patients have to sleep on 1 bed to receive medical treatment gives them headache when they are coming to the hospital for treatment.
Patients are now being asked to sleep on the bare floor and on benches as they receive medical treatment. “The situation is unbearable and pathetic. We normally go home with different diseases after being admitted at the hospital. The ward is very congested.
The situation is very disheartening” they said. A Senior Physician at the Asuofua Health Centre, Dr. Peter Kwame Fosu said the challenges facing the health centre includes lack of transport especially an ambulance, inadequate furniture for staff and visitors who visit the centre, lack of hospital beds and inadequate nurses.
According to him, the situation is affecting smooth health delivery in the community. He added that the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima Nwabiagya North, Rebecca Yeboah and authorities at the hospital have put measures in place to address the challenges confronting the facility and are however calling on government and stakeholders to come to their aid.