The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has inaugurated two facilities to promote effective maternal and child health delivery at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The facilities are an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emergency Block, funded from the hospital’s internally generated funds and a 16-bed Mother’s Hostel, which was solely funded by Mr Gustav Anokye-Yeboah, a Cape Coast-based philanthropist.
The provision of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Block is expected to expand specialist services and also serve as a training facility, while the hostel will provide accommodation for mothers whose children are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
In her address, Mrs Akufo-Addo commended Mr Anokye-Yeboah for his support.
She noted that every year, many women died in Ghana due to pregnancy and childbirth-related complications.
“Many of these deaths can be avoided through effective, appropriate maternity care and preventive, diagnostic and timely therapeutic interventions,” she stated.