Lack of Water Facility Hinders Operations of Kassirie Community Health Center

By Emmanuel Bangura

The Midwife at the Kassirie Community Health Centre in the Samu Chiefdom, Kambia District, Madam Kargbo, intimated during an exclusive interview, some of the constraints they are facing especially stressing on the lack of a basic water facility maintaining how such is negatively impinging on health care delivery within that region.

She further pointed out that the hospital is currently serving over thirty villages, catering for a population exceeding three thousand people but lamented how the constraint in easily accessing water supply frequently affects their operations sometimes bringing them to a grinding  halt.

The Midwife disclosed that regardless of those challenges, she and her colleagues remain grateful for the Free Health Care (FHC) drugs supplied quarterly to the clinic by the Kambia District Health Management Team (DHMT).

She, however, made a passionate appeal to the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to increase access to crucial medications and other essential medical facilities, emphasizing that they are vital for the well-being of the region’s poor and vulnerable population.

Chief Health Officer (CHO) for the hospital, Abu Bakarr Kamara, buttressed the assertions made by Madam Kargbo, noting that the health center distributes the FHC drugs to different categories of beneficiaries: pregnant women, children under five, lactating mothers, and people with disabilities.

He maintained that despite the hurdles, his members of staff are always ready to fulfill their duties saying some are even residing at the center to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to the community.

The CHO also reiterated the claim made by Madam Kamara on the water crisis issue and stressed that it is important for the hospital to gain access to clean water supply.


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