The newly constructed Mother & Baby unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), is ready, First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said.
The new facility has room for 130 babies, eleven children and enough facilities to accommodate 12 simultaneous births.
Mrs Akufo-Addo took special interest in the facility when it was revealed that hundreds of babies and mothers died each year at the Mother & Baby unit because of lack of space and facilities.
To stem the tide, she organised a fundraising exercise to help construct a new facility at the hospital.
On, Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Mrs Akufo-Addo revealed on Facebook that the facility was ready for use, just five months after construction began.
She posted: “I am truly proud of what we have accomplished. The Multimedia Group highlighted on the tragedies at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. A problem of lack of space resulting in needless deaths. This needed urgent action and with your support (Corporate Bodies and Individuals) we have been able to build a modern new facility in five record months. Each baby will have its own cot because we now have a capacity for 130 babies and 11 children.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Eric Asamoah