Ghana health services have asked the private hospitals to update the GHS about the outbreak of any strange or unfamiliar cases of diseases. The alert has been made in order to prosecute timely intervention to prevent the disease. The private hospitals have also been asked to improve community health surveillance to the masses to provide better health facilities.
The move is expected to prevent the outbreak of infectious and communicable diseases in their areas of operation. The announcement and alert were made by the Public Health Officer of the Kumasi Metro Health Directorate, Ms.Grace Billi Kampitis, at the inauguration of the Buokrom Community Hospital at the Buokrom Estates in Kumasi.
According to here, the health services closer to the people are the first ones to witness any strange cases of infection. An active update from the services might help in controlling the situation which might become epidemic. The Health Officer also pledged her support to increase training, capacity building and sharing of information with the private services to better health care services.
The facility has been registered by Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HEFRA) and National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) as revealed by Dr. Oppong Pepra, the Director of Plan Health, Ghana. Under the facility, the people will be provided with ECG, X-Ray, surgery, pharmacy and outpatient services.