The Paramount Chief and leader of the Buipe Traditional Area, Buipewura Jinapor II, has commissioned Holistic Medicare health facility on Wednesday 18th November, 2020 at Buipe, the Central Gonja capital of the Savannah region.
In an address read on his behalf by Dr. Ahmed Jinapor, a Lecturer at University of Education, Winneba, the Buipewura Jinapor II commended the investors and said the facility will complement even more, the health needs of the people in the area and beyond.
“It is with great honour and pride that I stand here to join the Holistic Medicare, the chiefs and people of the Central Gonja district, precisely Buipe Traditional Area to celebrate another remarkable era in our inceptive, but promising healthcare delivery system.
Since the establishment of Holistic Medicare it has given continuous years of quality and improved health service delivery in the district and beyond. The Holistic Medicare has not only been complimenting health services of the ministry of Health in Buipe and its environs, but has been providing outstanding healthcare services to the people of Buipe in the Savannah region and neighbouring regions.
Prominent among these services include eye clinic services, ambulance services, blood bank services, absorbing overflow of accident victims from the Buipe medical centre and environs and it also serves as a source of employment opportunity and a training base for help students on attachment and outreach programs.
Buipewura Jinapor II said development should not be limited to government but must be a collaborative effort between the private sector and public sector. “I must say this event serves as a point of reference for the continual involvement of the private sector in the developmental aspirations of this country. Development cannot and should not be limited to government but a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors. And what we are witnessing here is demonstrable evidence to this call. It is on this note that I take this opportunity to commend the CEO of Holistic Medicare for being a trailblazer for being a trailblazer in this direction. Undoubtedly, he and his team needs to be applauded”.
He said this is a landmark victory and assured that his doors are always widely open for consultation.
“As a leader I am particularly excited because this is a landmark victory to the healthcare delivery in Buipe and the surrounding traditional areas. I pray that the facility grows and extend its services all over Savannah region and beyond. My doors are widely open to support and advice when the need arises”.
Dr. Evans Kwara, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Holistic Medicare, expressed gratitude to the Chiefs and people of the Buipe traditional area and assured the that the facility will consider and treat people holistically.
Dr. Kwara explained that the facility is the phase one (1) of his vision to establish a medical facility that will consider and treat the whole person holistically.
The phase one (1) consists of General OPD, General Wards, mini theatre, ANC and PNC unit, VIP Wards 8 bed capacity, female Ward 15 bed capacity, male ward 10 bed capacity, emergency unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children’s ward 20 bed capacity.
The phase two (2) will add a few more infrastructures like Mosque, theatre, laundry, restaurant in order to complete the entire Holistic Medicare facility.
In our everyday lives we recognise that every human being has a body, soul and spirit. In a further understanding of the human being, some people will go further to add that the human being also has social, emotional and intellectual aspect of his or her life which if ignored can be very detrimental to his or her general well-being. In general therefore, we may look at the human being from six (6) different angles – the physical, the spiritual, the soul, emotional, social and intellectual.
He said various organisations and institutions make it the objective to focus on specific aspect of the human being. For instance intellectual development is normally the preoccupation of the educational authorities whilst the soul and spiritual aspects are handled by the religious organisations. The emotional and social may be the responsibility of the parents, families and the communities. all these separate entities are directing their activities to the human person with a view to making him or her healthy in every aspect weather in body, mind, soul or spirit.
Dr. Kwara said hitherto, when we are sick we tend to give more attention to the physical aspect of our health than the other factors that impinge or infringe on our overall well-being factors such as our social background, environmental surroundings, moral upbringing, intellectual growth, economic strength and emotional stability. While a physical body is very important and is the most immediate and accessible part of the health care I think we must strike a healthy balance between the physical body and the other aspect of our existence.
He disclosed that it is the aim of the Holistic Medicare facility to provide healthcare in a comprehensive and total manner taking into cognizance the many aspects of the human person. In this regard there will be constant collaborations, consultation and cooperation between this facility and health professionals in other specialized fields. Within this facility we will endeavour to engage the services of various specialist to work together as one team to ensure that the patient is giving the best care comprehensively in a fair and balanced manner.
The World Health Organisation has said repeatedly that health is multifaceted. In this regard we will try as much as possible to apply all of the available multi-faceted knowledge about the total human person to cure and to care for patients and apply love as medicine because we know that some sicknesses may have an emotional course which may be healed with love, for Love is also a medicine and a healer.
The facility is strategically located because the nearest major hospitals around Gonja Central district are located about 70 miles to the north in Tamale and about 15 miles to the South in Kintampo. Between the distance there is no mejor hospital. There are, of course, a few small government health facilities and a major one is being built in Buipe which is commendable. But for now, the people have to travel long distances in order to access various medical help.
He reiterated the call that government can’t do it all alone. The private sector must support in the country’s development. The government cannot do everything for everybody but can only play its part so that we the citizens will also play our part by contributing in various ways according to our abilities. That is the reason the Holistic Medicare Annex is also contributing to develop the area.
There were solidarity messages by the regional health directorate, the DCE for Central Gonja, the MP for the area.
He expressed gratitude to Buipewura Jinapor II and his people for the support.
He also thanked Mr. John Vorodam who supervised the construction of the edifice and commended Dr. Damien Punguyire and Dr. Stephen Apanga for their encouragement.
The program was attended by the Central Gonja district Chief Executive, the regional health directorate, the Honourable MP for Yapei/Kusawgu representative, heads of departments, captains of industries, elders, Queen mothers, religious and opinion leaders, security agencies, among others.