A Senior Community Health Nurse Mr Samuel Amofa stationed at the Amponsaso Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, has been adjudged the Best Community Health Nurse by the Western Regional Health Directorate.
Presenting the award at a durbar to promote health services and also to climax the World TB Day at Amponsaso, Wassa East District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr Emmanuel Boakye applauded Mr Amofa for his selfless and dedicated service for health delivery in the district.
He observed that most health practitioners in the country always turned down postings to the remotest communities to work.
He gave the assurance that the Assembly will also award and honour Mr Amofa for his commitment and dedication so that others will be motivated to put in their best.
The DCE admonished the people in the district to seek health care within, since there were equally good and qualified health personnel in it, adding that they can only go outside the district for health care when they were referred.
He further said World TB day is a day set aside to create awareness about the disease and also sensitise the public about the availability of treatment drugs.
For his part, Wassa East District Director of Health (DDH), Mr Emmanuel Affelkum said the role of the Health Directorate was to deliver health services to the public.
He mentioned that under his leadership at the health directorate, he will ensure that every health personnel was developed to ensure that health delivery improves even beyond his tenure in the district.
The durbar was marked with a colourful display of cultural performances, and drama to dramatize how one can receive treatment for TB among others.
There was also free screening for TB, HIV, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure (BP) and sugar as well as COVID-19 vaccination.