The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has provided an ultra-modern clinic for residents of Zinnindo community in the Gushegu district of Northern Region. The gesture forms part of NPA’s corporate social responsibility to aid in curbing the high maternal mortality rate and also relieve residents of the stress they go through to access healthcare services.
The clinic, a revamped Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound, is expected to serve the healthcare needs of several communities within Gushegu, as it will provide wider and better quality service to residents.
Handing over the facility to the community through the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Hassan Tampuli – Chief Executive of the NPA, said the facility will improve healthcare delivery in the area, especially for elderly people who have to travel several kilometres to seek medical care.
“At NPA, we are committed to helping solve the needs of residents in communities to ensure equal access to amenities, as well improve resources to encourage more Ghanaians to contribute to socio-economic needs of the country,” he said, urging chiefs and people of the community to take good care of the facility.
For his part, the Northern Region Minister, Salifu Saeed, expressed gratitude to the management of NPA for the gesture, saying the health needs of Ghanaians is paramount to government and that his office will collaborate with both individuals and corporate bodies to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians.
According to him, government alone cannot meet the needs of Ghanaians, hence the need for corporate institutions to support the state in addressing the citizens’ socio-economic needs.
The chief and people of Zinnindo community expressed gratitude to NPA for upgrading the facility to enhance healthcare delivery. They gave assurance of collaborating with health officials in keeping the facility well to serve its purpose.