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.
“Provision has been made for 12 simultaneous births. We have top of the line equipment as well to support our precious pregnant mothers and babies when delivered. The icing on the cake is that this is a green facility, eco-friendly and meets international standards.”