The First Lady of Ghana, has commissioned the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
The Mother and Baby Unit of KATH was commissioned today, January 19, 2018.
Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, said the unit will serve mothers who visit KATH for delivery and other neonatal services.
According to the CEO of KATH, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, the new facility will help prevent maternal mortality incidents.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo, expressed her fulfilled as a woman, having seen the Unit complete and ready for use.
She questioned the sustainablilty of the facility per the attitude of Ghanaians.
“Too often, we get excited about new things but all too often we neglect to keep it looking new.”
“Today, we feel proud of what we see, but are we going to be proud or happy in the next 10 and 20 years time?”
“Will the children who are born in this facility today come back to have their babies in a well functioning, well maintained facility?” she queried.
She however, called on authorities of KATH to ensure that the facility is properly maintained.
The facility, has a Paediatric and Intensive Care Unit.
It also has three surgical theatres, 20 new incubators, 130 delivery beds and 30 cots.
Source: Joy News