The chiefs and people of Chirano, in the Western North Region, have lauded the contribution of Zipline Systems Integration in the remarkable improvement in healthcare delivery in their community.
The Physician Assistant at the only healthcare centre that serves the residents of Chirano and its neighbouring communities, Agnes Attah Amofa, says the services of Zipline Systems has drastically improved healthcare delivery at their facility.
“We have had several challenges at our facility, especially in the area of unavailability of certain medicines to treat patients. Our roads are not too good and this causes a lot of challenges if we need to refer patients to other health centres or hospitals for minor ailments that we could have well handled at our facility.
Zipline Systems Integration is a drone delivery company that specializes in delivering critical and lifesaving products using medical drones.
They supply a number of emergency medications including anti-snake venoms, adrenaline injections and different types of infusions.
With this support, the Chirano healthcare centre will be able to treat their own patients, rather than having to refer them to other facilities on the ground of non-availability of medical products.
“I must say that we the staff are also now happy because we are able to depend on the prompt response of Zipline to put smiles on our clients’ faces,” she added.
On his part, the Abakomahene of Chirano Traditional Council, Nana Yaw Acheampong III, says the community has seen improvement in response to patients’ needs since he was informed about the support of Zipline.
“I remember times past when the health facility had to continuously refer patients to far away Bibiani hospital because we were told medicines were not available here at Chirano. But we hardly hear these referrals these days. Zipline has been of great help to the health centre and the community as a whole”.
Zipline supplies medical products from the Sefwi Wiawso distribution centre to Chirano Health Centre within 20 minutes; a journey that could take close to 2 hours by road.
Zipline’s Systems Integration Lead, Naa Adorkor Yawson, assures that Zipline will continue to support health facilities within their operational areas to give the best of services to their clients.
“It is our mandate to ensure prompt and seamless medical supply to facilities we serve. So far it has been very impressive; many lives have been saved, health practitioners have had their morale boosted knowing that even in times of emergency, we are available to deliver to their doorstep”, she concluded.