IMEM Foundation donates incubators to Tema General Hospital

IMEM, a foundation established to support and advocate for leadership which will transform and sustain the fortunes of Ghana has donated an incubator to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tema General Hospital.

The foundation centres its efforts in leading advocacy in the areas of natural resources, governance, combating corruption and creating awareness about African-ness. There is also an objective hinged on charity.

Handing over the incubator to officials of the Tema General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the donation ceremony, the Director of iMEM Foundation, Mrs Comfort Aniagyei, pointed out that the gesture was to ensure that the health facility was best placed to deal with the challenges of infant mortality.

According to her the donation was to support the Tema General Hospital improve the health of newly born babies and reduce premature deaths within Tema and its environs.

“We believe that it is right to reach out to Tema General Hospital’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit because all human life begins in a maternity room of a sort,” she remarked and added that if we can all hold hands to help the unfortunate babies who upon entry into this world require extra healthcare, then they would have braved the odds to live.

She stated that iMEM Foundation holds the view that the donated incubator would relieve the anxiety of hardworking officials of NICU just because the Tema General Hospital did not have adequate number of incubators.

“We also understand the anxiety parents of these unfortunate babies go through all in a bid to ensure that their babies get the extra healthcare they require to live on after the first few days upon their entry in this world.

It is in line with providing that relief that iMEM Foundation donated the incubator to NICU,” Mrs Aniagyei pointed.

The iMEM Foundation Director said that it was her foundation’s desire that the donated incubator would help reduce infant mortality and in the end further solidify Ghana’s position on the Millennium Development Goal four which had always looked at reducing the under-five mortality.

Receiving the incubators Dr Adjoa Dsane, Medical Officer in charge of the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit of the Tema General Hospital, said, lack of incubators at the hospital was a challenge to quality health care delivery at the facility.

According to her the hospital currently had only four incubators and so two or three pre-term babies are put in one incubator and added that the current practice was not the best.

She said the new incubator was expected to augument and improve care of the babies to reduce the mortality rate of pre-terms in the hospital.

Dr Dsane asked other institutions to emulate the example of iMEM and donate to save lives.

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