Management of Aburaso Methodist Clinic, located at Aburaso, within the Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti region, has reaffirmed their pledge to effectively and a persistently fight malaria within the district, to help reduce its rate of infection to the barest minimum.
Measures required to help facilitate the execution of the foregoing, according to authorities, will this year be intensified and set rolling as a top up to their quality service delivery to clients within the clinic’s catchment area.
Speaking to this paper in an interview during a free health screening programme organized by the authorities of the clinic, Dr. Adu Amankwah Jerry, the medical officer in charge underscored that malaria outbreak in the area has of late been reduced considerably through the instrumentality of health personnel at the clinic, compared to previous years and that more health outreach programs will soon been rolled out .
Touching on malaria as a countrywide canker, Mr. Jerry, called on the Ministry of Health to set in motion, more outreach programmes that will seek to sensitize citizens on the dangers of the disease and measures to adopt so as not to fall victim to its infection per the rate at which the disease is fast spreading especially among children.
According to him, the nation, has reached the stage where government is much expected to offer the needed financial support plus other interventions to health institutions in the country so that personnel in the field will embark on much research on malaria and come out with modern trends in fighting it due to its deadly nature.
He, however, cautioned clients within the clinic’s catchment area to stick to all preventive measures provided by health personnel by way of using mosquito nets, keeping their surroundings cleans, ensuring a free flow of all stagnant drainages among other measures.
Adding his voice during the screening, the Administrator for the Clinic, Mr. Peter Asirifi Boaitey, indicated that the clinic was always poised toward ensuring that quality health delivery is provided to all residents in the area, hence the screening programme.
The screening which was organized to again prove to dwellers in the area that management of the clinic are ready to help the community in all aspects of health according to Mr. Peter Asirifi, sought to touch on diseases, including Hepatitis B, Eye screening, blood groupings plus other lab services and is projected to be carried out twice every year.