GREL has since July this year established and been operating a Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound in the A ‘Lang community and its environs in its Division One plantation. This is aside the Clinic at ABURA.

The compound has facilities for child welfare clinic, emergency   delivery, family planning, antenatal services and circumcision, basic consultation in addition to dispensation of drugs. 

The A’ Lang community and its environs are deprived of an immediate quality health care delivery after close of work.  There is stress involved in accessing the Abura facility as a result of distance between the camps and the Clinic, and the    pressure on the existing health facility at Abura is also worth mentioning as the necessity for this move.

 The situation is more critical when it comes to dealing with emergency situations especially in the night. The CHPS compound is therefore a step by management to bring health care delivery to the doorstep of our people.  

Sharing their experiences and future plans with us, Margaret Ampabeng and Mavis Amoah the two enthusiastic community health nurses provided by the Ghana Health Services to man the place indicated that attendance is high.  They also mentioned that plans were far advanced to soon launch a programme which will see them visiting the GREL Basic Schools for health inspection and general examination, paying visits to homes educating parents on personal hygiene. This they hope will bring better management of health issues in our camps and labour lines. Kudos!!!