The timely intervention of the Rebeca Akufo Addo foundation has helped reduce child mortality rate by 20 percent at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti region.
Available records at the hospital reveal that the death rate among infants has seen some 20 percent reduction since the completion of the maternity block in 2018.
“There was no cross-infection among the children, simply, because we now have a spacious place to accommodate the children, unlike in the previous years, where there was no place to properly accommodate them”.
The first lady last year cut the sod for the construction of a new Maternity Unit for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) after raising funds in Accra and Kumasi to kick-start the project.
The GH¢10 million facility was completed in 4 months to give relief to pregnant women and children who suffered as a result of lack of facility to accommodate them.
Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr. Kwame Frimpong explains that since the completion of the Maternity Block, death rate among babies has reduced drastically.
Speaking on health segment on Oyerepa Breakfast Show, Mr. Frimpong, commended the effort by the first lady in saving many innocent souls from needless deaths and trauma.
He added that the facility has made it possible for caesarian sections to be assessed within 20 minutes instead of the usual 1 hour.
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