QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH SERVICES AT KINTAMPO - GHANA

  SUNKWA CLINIC

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Welcome to SUNKWA KINTAMPO CLINIC

It is the first Private Clinic in both the north and South of Kintampo District ever to be registered by the Private Hospitals and Maternity Homes Board on the 15th of January 1982


GENESIS OF THE SUNKWA CLINIC

The turbulent years of the late 1970s and the decade that followed, led to acute shortages of drugs in the health facilities all over the country.

Pilfering was one of the factors. It was not uncommon to see women Peddling drugs in the markets.

Severe famine caused by wild fire that swept across the length and breadth of the country in 1979/80 impacted negatively on the health of the people.

Communicable diseases like measles, whooping cough etc. dominated the health records.

Coups and counter coups were the order of the day. Acute shortages of essential commodities like soap, sugar milk, drugs etc. threw the entire country into chaos.

Long queues were seen here and there in search of such items.

Moral decades rose high-words like "kalabule" "ate gya" "fa woto begye" etc gained currency.

It is this scenario that compelled 41 years old Sampson Takyi-kwakye a Medical Assistant at the Kintampo Hospital to go into Private Practice.

Three Rooms acquired on the outskirts of kintampo near the Techiman road was partitioned to give room for the OPD, CONSULTING ROOM, LABORATORY AND RECOVERY ROOMS.

In February 1981, Application letter was sent to Private Hospital and Maternity Homes Board for accreditation.

1st June 1981, Private Hospital and Maternity Homes Board informs Regional Director Health service B/A to inspect the premises of Sunkwa in kintampo.

30th June 1981, Premises was inspected and given Temporary approval to commence business.

15th January 1982, Approval for Full Registration of Sunkwa Kintampo Clinic to start operation by Private Hospital and Maternity Homes Board.

The clinic operated smoothly on the cash and carry system until 2008

April 2008, Sunkwa KINTAMPO Clinic was given accreditation by NHIS Board.