Deputy Health Minister, Hon Tina Mensah, (MP) Weija-Gbawe has reiterated Government’s continued efforts to equip and enhance the state of Nursing and Midwifery Training School and Community offering training to students nationwide.
Hon Tina Mensah disclosed that a strict road map had been put in place with support from the Municipal Assembly’s to help government and the Health Ministry work efficiently at upgrading the facilities in the training schools, she noted.
The Minister was speaking during an inspection tour of the Tarkwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School in Tarkwa to have a feel of the state of affairs as well as gather information which will inform the budget for the health sector.
She called on the Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Hon Gilbert Ken who thanked the Minister for her timely visit and took turns to share concerns of their outfits. The Municipal Chief Executive explained, that the School has undergone some transformation since he assumed office, he cited the upgrading of the school into a midwifery in addition to the general nursing program it was running previously.
The Administrator of the School, Togbe Akorligah Wugah III, Dufia of Mafi Amegakofe I led the entourage around the facility for inspection, the areas visited include Dormitories, pantry, Library, Principal’s bungalow, washrooms, administration block etc.
The Municipal Chief Executive appealed for a staff bus and an extra bus to assist in transporting the students for clinical duties in and outside Tarkwa, he mentioned.
The Deputy Health Minister further urged Management and staff to continue working hard even in the midst of their constraints, adding that government was committed to the health sector and was constantly looking at how to address the challenges of the sector.
She commended the administrative chain and the staff for the uniformity they attach to their work, and called for more dedication and improvement. She expressed satisfaction at the neatness of the facility as well as the uniformity and disciplined composure with which she was received in the School. She pledged the Ministry’s support to the new campus project which will soon commence, she commended the Municipal Chief Executive for his unflinching support to the School especially thus far how he has facilitated to secure plots of land for the construction of a new campus.
The administrator and his team outlined some of the challenges facing the School, some of which include, plumbing, lack of books and materials at the library, vehicle to perform official duties.
Hon. Kennedy Gilbert Asmah urged the School’s management to exhibit professionalism and dynamism in their work since methods of health care delivery were continuously evolving world wide, he added. He pleaded with the health Minister to support in purchasing or leasing practical medical equipment needed for improved teaching and learning process.
In attendance were the Presiding Member for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Benjamin Kesse and Constituency Chairman for New Patriotic Party, Benjamin Asabre