Catholic Relief Services supports 10 District Health Directorates in northern sector

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has donated 20 motorbikes to 10 District Directorates of Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the northern sector.

The donation worth hundreds of Ghana cedis is under the Rural Emergency Health Service and Transport for System Development (REST4D) project.

REST4D which is a three-year project is meant to promote timely health care to the people in the area.

Mr Michael Gyimah, Head of Operations of the CRS who presented the motorbikes to the GHS at Tamale on Tuesday said it was part of CRS’ efforts to improve quality health delivery in the beneficiary districts.

He maintained that the CRS was committed to support service providers such as GHS to deliver quality services to the most vulnerable in the society.

He stated that maternal and child health care continued to be a major challenge in some parts of the northern sector hence the donation.

He stressed that the motorbikes would help the health workers to reach remote communities in the operational areas, and hinted that CRS would sooner than later support health workers in the area to introduce modified motor tricycle ambulance.

Mr Gyimah said that the move would help transport pregnant and children from the hard-to-reach communities to the nearest health facilities on time for treatment.

Dr Dubik Daniel, Central Gonja Director of Ghana Health Service who received the motorbikes on behalf of the beneficiaries commended CRS for the gesture.

He was very optimistic that the donation would sustain the gains made in health care delivery in the health sector.

Dr Daniel pledged to use the motorbikes for the intended purpose as well as ensure their regular maintenance.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.

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