Home / Health / Assembly Member initiates “free transport scheme” for pregnant women.

Assembly Member initiates “free transport scheme” for pregnant women.

Spread the love

In the era of poor access to health and maternal care, some Assembly Members has introduced measures in their electoral areas to stem the tide.

Such is the story of Hon. Ofori Farrid, Assembly Member for Oyoko who double as a presiding member for Sekyere Kumawu District of the  Ashanti Region, who has implemented a “free transport scheme” for pregnant women in his community.

Oyoko, a community with a population of over 15,000 people rely on the only community health post in the area which was built by the residents who resides abroad.

The “free transport scheme” offers pregnant women free transport services to either Effiduasi, Juaben and  Asamang, about 15 minutes drive or Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, which is also about one and half hour drive from Oyoko when they are due for delivery.

See also  World Stroke Day: Ghanaians Urged To Stop Excessive Intake Of Alcohol And Smoking.

Prior to  this initiative, easy access to health centre was a major challenge for pregnant women in the community; maternal death and bleeding was a common phenomenon.

Hon. Ofori Farrid first met with some  drivers in the community and succeeded in convincing them  on the need to save the women from needles maternal deaths.

He then introduced a special contact book, containing a compilation of contact numbers of all vehicle drivers in the community. Presently, the only barrier between pregnant women and save delivery in the community is just a phone call as the Drivers are always on standby to answer and attend to the women.

See also  GHS: Ashanti Regional Health Directorate Bags Honor Awards From The President.

This unique initiative by the Assembly Member has been the answer to the maternal deaths in the area.

Whereas  Hon. Farrid has much concerned about health care may have influence him championing this course, it is interesting to view him as a local leader with a broader developmental objective of eradicating maternal mortality, one of the most important global health challenge.



Thanks for reading from TodayGhanaMedia.com as a news publishing website from Ghana.


See also  Wa West : Doctors Use Phone Torch To Perform Surgeries 2 Years After Theatre Lamps Broke Down


Source:  TodayGhanaMedia.com / Isaac Asiedu/Ashanti Region.


There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.





Are You Suffering From Weak Erection, Low Libido, Premature Ejaculation Or Infections? – Get M-Plus No



  Maccun Plus (MPlus) is for men and women as a natural aphrodisiac with no side effects

Just contact the number below for M PLUS HONEY.

024-377-7896 / 0561193978
















Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719




About admin

Check Also

Gas Explosion At Eastern Regional Hospital, One Confirmed Dead

Spread the love A gas explosion that occurred Thursday evening at the oxygen unit of …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>