The Bole District Health Directorate has held its mid-year performance review meeting to discuss its achievements, constraints and challenges in health delivery in the District.
Mr. David Bakuri, the District Health Director, in his presentation said the District recorded no maternal death for the half year and attributed this to the hard work of the medical team and the frequent sensitisation of pregnant women on the importance of antenatal clinic.
He said the District recorded no positive case of covid-19 while cases of HIV/ AIDs has increased from 50 in 2019 to 78 in the 2020 mid- year review.
He added there are a total of 608 positive cases of HIV/AIDs who are under the management of the Bole District Hospital.
The Director cautioned all residents of the District to be vigilant because the rate at which virus is spreading is worrying.
Mr. Bakuri mentioned malaria, anaemia, pneumonia, typhoid, hypertension and diarrhoea as the top diseases in the District and cautioned the people to visit the hospital regularly and take good care of themselves and their environment in order to prevent such diseases.
Mr. Bakuri, indicated that, the Bole District with a population of 81,967 has 1 District hospital, 6 health centres, 18 CHPs compounds and 2 CHAG health centres recorded a total of 46,917 as OPD attendance in 2020 half year as compared to 43,092 in 2019.
He mentioned inadequate residential accommodation, lack of equipment for the emergency unit, a structure for the District Health management Team, renovation of CHPs compounds at Seripe, Sakpa and Banda Nkwanta
as their pressing needs and appealed to the District Assembly, traditional authorities, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals to come to the aid of the delivery of quality health service.
In her address, Madam Veronica Alele Herming, the District Chief Executive, praised the staff of the various health institutions in the District for their devotion and commitment to duty and pledged the support of the Assembly to their activities.
The DCE also seized the opportunity to caution politicians to try as much as possible to be decorous in their utterances as Ghana prepares for another historic elections come December 7, 2020.