At least seven people have died and the death toll is still rising at the Tamale Teaching Hospital following management’s decision to abandon a faulty oxygen producing machine, which serves as a supply point for many health centers in the three regions in the North.
Sources say the faulty oxygen machine requires a little below GHC30,000 to fix, but instead, the management has committed to a weekly procurement of insufficient oxygen at GHC15,000.
Among the wrecked structures were a wretched wooden pavilion used as dinning hall for the Zabzugu Senior High School and many primary and JHS schools in the notable storm hit areas like Lahanjali and Limanyilifon.
Residents of a village in Kumbungu drink this water Author: dagbon 2017-04-24 00:29:49 This photo story highlights a major challenge that villagers in Vogu Gundaa in the Kumbungu Constituency in the Northern Region have faced for years – the lack of clean water for household use and farming.
The poor villagers are compelled to use the polluted water on daily basis, making the villagers face health problems, such as diarrhea, and skin diseases.
According to a recent grading of health facilities in the region, it emerged tops out of the 11 districts in the area with the hopes that this could translate to increase in life expectancy in the area.
The Northern Regional representative of the Council of State, Professor Bog-Naa Yakubu Nantogmah has urged the government to only create dams in strategic locations in each of the three northern regions instead of creating one dam in each community as proposed.
In an exclusive interview with 3news.com, Prof. Yakubu Nantogmah although lauded the one village one dam policy of the NPP, he feared it may result in a waste of scare resources because some areas may not need these dams.