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Nurses to Be Trained for First Lady’s MBU


MEDICAL PERSONNEL that would be operating from the newly commissioned Mother and Baby Unit (MBU), at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, will undergo some technical training.

The training will last for some few weeks and it is geared towards helping the medical personnel, especially the nurses, to be abreast with the ultra-modern machines that have been fixed in the new facility.

A top member of KATH made the disclosure to THE PUBLISHER when the newly constructed medical facility was commissioned, amid pomp and pageantry at KATH in Kumasi last Friday morning.

The KATH guru, who demanded anonymity, stated that the new MBU is inundated with a lot of ultra-modern equipment therefore the strongest need for the medical personnel to be trained so they can use the machines.

The tape-cutting ceremony for the MBU was done by First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, with support from Lady Julia, the wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah.

The Gh 10 million project was constructed by the Rebecca Foundation, owned by the First Lady, with support from the Multi Media Group, to help stop the rampant deaths of pregnant mothers and babies at the teaching hospital.

In her address, Rebecca Akufo-Addo lauded the individuals and organizations that willingly donated to make the project possible, saying that the construction of the facility has made her realize that Ghana can survive without aid.

“The story of this Mother and Baby Unit tells me it is so possible we are capable of developing our country, given our enormous natural and human resources”, the first lady stated, attracting wild applause.

She added “We look forward to the day when Ghana sits at a negotiating table as wealthy partner from the position of strength; that is the president’s dream, that is my dream and I dare say that it is everyone’s dream as well”.

The new MBU boasts of amenities such as 15 incubators, three emergency wards and other modern equipment, which would go a long way to help prevent the avoidable pregnant mother and baby deaths at the hospital.

Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo entreated the management and staff of KATH to take good care of the new MBU and the facilities so that the edifice would last for generations yet unborn to also benefit from it.

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu tasked KATH management and staff to work assiduously so that there would be a sharp reduction of deaths of pregnant mothers and babies now that there is a new MBU.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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