Pregnant women at Worawora Kogokrom and its adjoining communities in the Biakoye District of the Volta Region do not go for antenatal due to lack of access to the only health facility in area, Worawora Government Hospital.
Some pregnant women have died on their way while being carried or trekking to the hospital.
The deplorable state of the road makes it difficult for vehicles to commute to and from the hospital so residents either trek or are carried to the hospital in terms of emergency.
Theresa Akoto is a 53-year who has given birth to seven children in the community and anytime she was on her way to the hospital, she delivers on the way.
She told Adomonline’s Gershon Mortey that she delivered only one out of the seven children at the hospital, the rest were all delivered while on her way to the hospital.
The residents say lack of hospital equipment have led the death of several people who would not have died should there by hospital equipment.
They claim eight to ten people die every year due to the deplorable state of the only health centre in the area and bad roads.
A resident, Samson Agbavor in an interview said Kogokrom is far from Worawora Government Hospital and the bad nature of the road makes it difficult for them to visit the hospital for proper treatment.
He mentioned that farming and fishing are the only occupation in the community, but because their roads are bad, they find it difficult to transport their fishes and foodstuffs to the nearest market for sale.
The residents are therefore appealing to the government to as a matter of urgency, come to their aid and construct their roads for them to be able to attend hospital and also resource the hospital.