Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Tema, Aug. 31, GNA – Patients and staff of the Tema General Hospital have lauded MTN Ghana Foundation for the construction of the Maternity Block expressing how valuable it has been.
A tour of the facility by staff of MTN Ghana Foundation on Friday saw elated mothers and staff, who expressed happiness about the relief the facility had brought to them.
Dr Kwabena Opoku Adusei, the Medical Director of the Hospital, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said before the establishment of the Maternity Block, about three mothers shared a bed after delivery.
This, he noted, attracted MTN Ghana Foundation to come to the aid of the Hospital with the construction of the over 40-bed capacity Maternity Block.
He expressed gratitude to MTN Ghana for the gesture and appealed to the Government to complete projects that were started at the Hospital years ago but abandoned.
Mrs Alice Amanor, a Senior Nursing Officer and Second in-charge of the Labour Ward, said the wards in the new facility had been built in a way that provided easy access to patients by the midwives when in distress.
She said the beds provided by MTN were comfortable to allow the monitoring of the different stages of labour of an expectant mother and help her to deliver on the same bed.
Mrs Amanor said with a built-in theatre, they were able to monitor the foetus in the mothers’ uterus and rush the mother to the theatre for an emergency caesarean session whenever the need arose.
“We have a comfortable cervical assessment room compared to the other site where we had a small corner for the assessment to an extent that there was no privacy.”
She disclosed that within the six weeks of commissioning the Block, more than 500 deliveries have been recorded with 525 babies and no deaths.
Mrs Amanor said the new Block had attracted many pregnant women who came for healthcare services because of the ultramodern equipment.
She assured MTN that the facility would be maintained to prolong its lifespan adding that a workshop had been held to train the staff on how best to use the equipment.