Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, Atwimahene cut sword to start construction of state-of-the-art maternity hospital for Atwima-Takyiman, Atwima-Kwanwoma District.
The clinic, when completed, would include a consultation room, delivery room, nurses’ room, offices, special care rooms and modern health facilities.
The clinic would also serve other surrounding communities and help reduce maternal and child mortality cases in the area.
Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, speaking at the ceremony, said that one of her priorities was to ensure that community members have access to quality and affordable health care.
He said access to quality and affordable health services was a right, not a privilege, adding, “People in small communities also need access to good health systems. The government cannot do everything for us.
“This facility would complement the government’s efforts to provide accessible and quality health care to all Ghanaians.”
Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II said many women in small communities died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth because they had to travel long distances to access health care.
Women should not lose their lives while giving birth, as these deaths could be avoided if pregnant women received good health care from the first stage of pregnancy to childbirth, he said.
Nana Brempong said maternal mortality occurs when pregnant women do not seek proper medical care and advises them to visit the antenatal clinic regularly.
He advised teenage girls to take their studies seriously and not fall victim to teenage pregnancies.
Nana Afriyie Takyi III, the Odikro of Atwima-Tayiman, called on community members and other philanthropists to join them in helping to develop the community.