Health providers at the Frafraha Health Centre of the Adentan Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra region are crying over lack of equipment for proper health delivery in the community.
According to them, their major concern which has to do with the unfurnished maternity ward force many women in the community to deliver in their homes.
They also revealed that despite an attempt made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) technical cooperation agreement to produce combined Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Record Book in Ghana, maternal mortality rate is still high.
In an interview with Adom News, a midwife at the Frafraha health Centre Mabel Sowatey stated they are forced to refer pregnant women in the community and its environs to other hospitals.
“The referral comes with lots of dangers because the woman in labor might be new to the referred clinic since she did not go for prenatal there. We also have both our male and female patients share the same ward due to the lack of facilities.”
She is, therefore, appealing to the Ghana Health Service and individuals to help furnish the facility.