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The Central Regional Health Directorate will now focus on discipline, supportive supervision and high impact service delivery in line with its commitment to improve health care delivery especially in the reduction of maternal and child morbidity.

The Acting Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Samuel Kwashie, Disclosed that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) requires a well disciplined and motivated workforce to achieve its objectives.

The Doctor was speaking on Monday at the mid-year performance review meeting of the Regional Health Directorate to assess its performance and evolve strategies to improve it.

Dr Kwashie stressed on the need to ensure a high level of discipline, professional standards and ethical compliance.

He said the directorate had achieved successes in health care delivery such as the eradication of guinea worm while efforts to eradicate others like polio and measles were on course.

He also revealed that there was a marginal reduction in maternal mortality cases with 40 recorded during the first half of the year as against 42 during the same period last year. The directorate still considers every single preventable maternal death as tragic and unacceptable.


The Staff Strength Of The Directorate

Health Minister: Sipa Yankey
Commenting on the staff strength of the directorate, Dr Kwashie revealed that 49 and 77 staff and community health nurses respectively and five newly trained midwives had been posted to the region while only four out of eight medical officers have turned up.
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