The Chief and people of Mantukwa, a popular town in Sunyani, the capital of the Brong-Ahafo Region have expressed excitement about the opportunity to get medical care in their locality.
This follows the establishment of an ultra-modern clinic and mortuary facility in the town by a private medical practitioner.
The Clinic, christened Best Care Clinic and Mortuary Services will also serve residents within the Fiapre and Nsuatre areas within the Sunyani West part of Brong Ahafo.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony two days ago, Nana Antwi Boasiako II, Chief of Mantukwa lauded the initiative of Dr Gabriel Sakyi Kwofie and his team and tasked the staff to ensure they work with their hearts to maintain the accepted standards in care giving.
On his part, Mr Martin Obeng, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani-West commended the efforts of the private medical practitioner.
Mantukwa, he disclosed needed such a facility direly looking at the increasing number of people who reside in the community.
The Government, he noted cannot do it all alone but would always rely on private or corporate entities to augment the support it is channeling into the area of health care.
He tasked workers and staff that would be working at the clinic to apply the ethics in the profession including a strict maintenance regime so as to help keep the place in shape at all times.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after the ceremony, CEO of the Clinic, Dr Gabriel Sakyi Kwofie expressed delight at the opportunity to bring smiles on the faces of the people of Mantukwa.
According to him, the inhabitants hitherto traveled long distances to seek medical care outside the community.
Many, he mentioned had died from complications resulting from ailments they suffered since they could not get proper care at the town.
This worrying situation, the CEO noted compelled him to dream and implement the vision of a clinic to serve the medical needs of Mantukwa residents.