The construction of an ultramodern Maternity and Mother and Baby Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is almost near completion, with work in its final phase.
A documentary by Multimedia and Joy News journalist Seth Kwame Boateng early this year highlighted the troubles that mothers and their new born babies face when they visit the KATH in Kumasi.
The said documentary – which was titled ‘Next-to-die’ – brought to light the many challenges of persons who visit the facility to give birth.
It captured the accounts of mothers, who narrated their ordeal before, during and after birth due to a lack of adequate facilities at the hospital.
Boateng’s documentary forced an immediate response from First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia.
The duo came into partnership with the Multimedia Group by raising funds from the public to put up a new Mother and Baby Care Unit for the Hospital.
Some months on, and the new facility is almost near completion following massive construction work.
Boateng took to Facebook to thank all who supported in tackling the issue after he exposed the problems facing mothers in his documentary.
The multiple award-winning journalist wrote on his Facebook wall : “Thank God we are almost done with the ultramodern Maternity and Mother and Baby Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. God bless you for making this possible.”
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