Critically ill patients and pregnant women in Asinesi, a remote farming community in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region are carried on a bamboo- made stretcher and trek for long distance to board vehicles to hospital due to poor road network and absence of health facility in the area.
The road network leading to the community is not motorable, hence vehicles do not ply the road.
The only means of transport is Okada which is not even common as most Okada riders are reluctant to operate on the deplorable road.
According to residents, the situation has led to deaths of many residents whose lives could have been saved if a health center is available at the community.
The community with population of about 1000 has no health facility hence only depend on traditional medicine to cure their ailment.
The only traditional birth attendant who delivers pregnant women has been bedridden creating despondency among pregnant women.
Speaking to Ultimate News’ Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah who visited the Community with Krobea Asante, a local Journalist in the area, the Assembly Member for the area Isaac Amanor, said the situation is very troubling and something urgent must be done by government to fix the road network and provide a CHP compound in the community to provide basic health services to the community.
“For treatment we use to make our native something we use to carry the sick person, we are Ghanaians so we are telling the government to help us, we are suffering, my wife is even sick, we suffer a lot in this village, our road network is very deplorable, we have no electricity, no hospital, are we not Ghanaians?,’ he asked.