The Nkosuohene of Kwahu Nkwatia Nana Owiredu Wadie I, through his Charity organization -Kabaka Foundation,has paid Ghc17,000 medical debts for eighteen new mothers at the lying -in of the maternity ward of the Eastern Regional Hospital who were struggling to pay their bills.

The Chief also gifted the new mother’s assorted drinks, packs of water, toiletries, provisions and newborn baby essentials.

He also donated two table-top refrigerators, two microwave ovens to the pre-natal, post-natal and neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at the hospital.

The annual gesture is part of philanthropic activities to mark his natal day.

Nana Owiredu Wadie I, took the opportunity to inspect progress of work on Ghc1.9 million Neo-natal Intensive Care unit (NICU) he is constructing for the Regional Hospital.

The facility consists of children’s ward, Out Patient Department (OPD), consulting rooms, conference rooms, high dependency ward, low dependency ward, an additional mother’s hostel, stable patient ward, isolation ward, standard OPD and emergency ward.

Completion of the project current around 60% completion stage would help admit more babies and mothers who hitherto slept on bare floor to take care of their newborns.

The Executive Director of the Kabaka Foundation, Henry Larbi, is confident the project will be completed by the end of January 2023.

The Executive Director disclosed that, the foundation has supported various expansion projects at the hospital,adopted one of the wards  rehabilitated and named after mother of Nana Owiredu Wadie I, as  “Yaa Boatemaa Special ward”.

The Medical Director of the Eastern Regional Hospital, Dr Arko Akoto-Ampaw, lauded Nana Owiredu Wadie I and Kabaka Foundation for the relentless support to the hospital.

He said the NICU project under construction would help improve neonatal health care services.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah