A Medical Officer at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr. Eugene Nkrumah, has appealed to MTN Ghana to support the hospital with more incubators to augment its service delivery at the antenatal unit.
According to Dr. Nkrumah, Effia-Nkwanta is the only referral hospital in the region, and it receives several referral cases every day.
Dr. Eugene Nkrumah, made the appeal when MTN Ghana Foundation visited the facility to donate some hampers to babies who were born on Christmas day.
Dr. Nkrumah explained that the staff had no option than to put three or more babies in one incubator, in a situation where the unit received more neonatal cases than needed to be put in incubators.
This, according to him, happens when the unit gets the overwhelming number of cases.
He said, the appeal when considered will help the hospital to effectively and efficiently handle the overwhelming number of cases it receives, particularly preterm deliveries and cesarean (CS).
Mr. Prince Owusu-Nyarko, the Senior Manager of MTN South-West sector in response to the appeal made by Effia-Nkwanta asked them to formally write to the company for consideration.
He said, MTN Foundation receives numerous applications for support and these go through the processes before the board will sit on them for selection and approval.
“Mr. Owusu-Nyarko indicated that MTN Ghana is willing and committed to offer support to society and would not relinquish itself from doing so,” he stressed.
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew O. A. Dadzie