K’bu honours ex-midwife

Ms. Della Sowah Deputy Minister, Women, Children, Gender and Social Protection assisting Madam Mary Opoku Agyemang a retired Midwife to cut the tape to open the maternity ward (2)The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has named one of its refurbished maternity wards after retired midwife, Madam Mary Opoku Agyeman, to motivate the current generation to work hard for the progress of the hospital and the health sector in general.

Madam Opoku Agyeman, 96, is said to have worked diligently while in active service, when she was employed in the mid 1960s until her retirement in the early 1990s.

The GH¢250,000 project, was funded by Imperial Charity Foundation, a subsidiary of Imperial Homes, a real estate development agency.

The renovated maternity block, officials of the hospital said, would aid in the delivery of better service to pregnant women, admitted for deliveries.

The block has seen the doors, windows, air conditions, tiles, ceiling, washroom facilities and beds changed to meet modern standards, while new television sets have been fixed to educate, and entertain and inform the staff and patients at the ward.

Chief Executive of Imperial Homes, Mr. Francis Biney, in a speech read on his behalf, said the project was their biggest since it started its philanthropic gestures in 2012.

He said as God’s partners in creation, pregnant women must be given the congenial environment to continue with reproduction and creation.

The incessant complaints about development challenges, he noted must cease to make way for productive partnership with government and its agencies to enable the desired changes to be effected in the country’s development drive.

He, however, called on other organisations to extend a hand of help to challenge state institutions which were in dire need and expressed his appreciation to the hospital for offering them the opportunity for the partnership.

The head of the Sub-Budget Management Centre (BMC) of the hospital, Professor S. A. Obed tasked the hospital to cultivate a good maintenance culture which he said was the bane of the well- being of many state edifices.

Madam Mary Opoku Agyeman thanked the hospital and the Imperial Charity Foundation for the honour done her for her long service to the KBTH and advised the younger nurses and midwives at the hospital to adhere to professional practices for better health care delivery.

By Julius Yao Petetsi and
Baaba Crentsil

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