Zipline intervention improves access to critical medicines in Oti Region

Zipline intervention improves access to critical medicines in Oti Region

The Krachi West Municipal Director of Health Service has noted that access to medical commodities inside the Oti Region, significantly the riverine communities of the Krachi West Municipality has tremendously improved because the begin of Zipline’s operations.

Victor Ahiaba was talking throughout a courtesy call to him by a bunch of journalists to assess the influence of Zipline Krachi’s interventions in healthcare supply, a year after the graduation of operations in the municipality and past.

According to the Municipal Director of Health Service, 30% of the over 62,000 individuals inside the municipality are residents in the “island” communities, making it troublesome for individuals and healthcare amenities to access critical medical merchandise, blood and vaccines.

Zipline intervention improves access to critical medicines in Oti Region

He said since Zipline established an operational hub in Krachi, appreciable time has been saved in the supply of medical provides to these communities.

“Our geographical situation in Krachi is such that we have about 30% of people living on island communities.

“This is a major challenge for timely emergency healthcare delivery as medical logistics take longer hours to reach health facilities using traditional modes of transport.

“Since Zipline began deliveries in the region, island communities like Aglakope, Tokpo, Bassare, Chantai and many more which take an average of about three hours on canoe to reach, are today receiving medical products and vaccines within minutes of request.

“This has not only saved time but also reduced cost in the distribution and increased accountability of medical supplies to health facilities in those areas”, said Mr. Ahiaba.

The Municipal Director revealed that there was an emergency case in the maternity ward the place a pregnant lady got here in with an ectopic being pregnant for which the docs wanted extra blood provides for the affected person.

The facility had just one unit of blood out there and so had to call Zipline for extra items.

Within 10 minutes, the power received three drone deliveries of blood, which helped in saving the life of the girl.

Benjamin Tagoe, the Fulfillment Lead of Zipline Krachi highlighted Zipline’s dedication to increasing their protection to extra island communities in the Oti Region and past whereas making certain the availability of high-quality drugs, vaccines, blood and consumables to meet the first health care wants of the individuals.

The Oti Region has had challenges with the administration of endemic diseases like malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis and cholera. The prevalence of those diseases signifies that health amenities require instantaneous access to the medical commodities wanted to handle these conditions as and once they come up – a long-standing challenge Zipline’s presence has helped remove inside the area.

Furthermore, Zipline’s superior chilly chain storage programs coupled with their means to transport these merchandise to health amenities, whereas sustaining the integrity of those merchandise, means amenities with out chilly chain tools can even have access to these merchandise on demand.

Zipline intervention improves access to critical medicines in Oti Region

Nurses in the community say in the previous, sufferers had to be referred to the district hospitals for treatment at any time when the community health outposts have been saddled with scarcity or unavailability of health commodities. This, they recount, has affected their work supply as healthcare suppliers.

A community health nurse at the Adonten Cement CHPS in Krachi West, Abigail Kwao, said lots of the residents in the community have reverted to traditional modes of healthcare treatment as the power may not have all of the drugs at each given time of request due to shortages.

She highlighted that by means of Zipline intervention, medical provides to the health facility are extra frequent and sooner.

“It was always frustrating whenever we had to refer critically ill patients to the district hospitals for healthcare delivery for lack of medication. Patients commuting to a secondary health facility seems to bring an undue financial burden on their already overstretched medical budgets.

“Our facility is one of those on-boarded to receive deliveries from Zipline, and close to a year now, Zipline has supported our work, supplying different types of medications within minutes of request”, said Kwao.

Similarly, community of us couldn’t conceal their joy in expressing the influence of Zipline in their respective communities.

According to an opinion leader from the Chantai community, Zipline made a well timed supply of an anti-snake venom to their health facility which was used to save the life of a family member.

“It was around midnight when my brother was bitten by a snake and was rushed to our facility. We were told by the nurse that there was no anti-snake available at the time but she assured us that they would call Zipline.

“Within a couple of minutes, Zipline delivered the anti-snake that was used to save my brother. We were extremely happy by this and wish to thank Zipline.”

Michael Nukpui, the Community Lead of Zipline in Krachi highlighted how Zipline as a company is dedicated to its mission of offering each human on earth with instantaneous access to medical provides.

He applauded the endearing partnership between Zipline and the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.

He said, “Zipline is focused on increasing the coverage of its operations to reach more far-flung communities and make the interventions widespread”.

This, it hopes to do by constantly collaborating with both the municipal and regional health directorates in supporting health programmes and insurance policies for distant communities and bettering access to healthcare.

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