The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has assured the public that the abandoned maternity block at the premises of the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (KATH) would soon be completed.
According to him, the government was committed to stemming the senseless deaths occurring at the premier hospital in the Ashanti Region.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after watching a video on deaths at the Mother and Baby Unit of the hospital, Dr Nsiah-Asare assured the public of prompt response from government.
He, however, bemoaned the lack of commitment on the part of successive governments to completing a project that could have stemmed the deaths of pregnant mothers and kids at the mother and baby unit (MBU).
According to the Director-General, it was unacceptable for the hospital to still record as high as ten deaths a day at the Mother and Baby Unit.
This, he noted could be avoided for the creation of space since many of the deaths were occurring as a result of the unavailability of beds and space for mothers to properly give birth.
Dr Nsiah-Asare, who seemed sorrowful wondered how the lives of mothers could be relegated to the background while they die helplessly.
He insisted monies appropriated wrongly to people in the past in the name of judgment debt could have been used to complete the 995 bed facility at KATH.
Earlier on, the regional minister, Simon Osei-Mensah announced plans by government to partner the Ghana Health Service to finish the project which was started in 1974.
According to him, the deaths occurring at KATH was unacceptable, adding funds could be secured through prudent means to provide comfort to helpless pregnant mothers.
He urged doctors and nurses at the hospital to provide the best of services to mothers who visit the facility for care.
According to him, it is a dent on the country to record senseless deaths when funds could be secured to provide better services to pregnant mothers and others with complications.