Rebecca Akufo-Addo: First Lady refurbishes 89-year-old maternity home in Accra

Rebecca Akufo-Addo: First Lady refurbishes 89-year-old maternity home in Accra

- The First Lady and her foundation have refurbished the 89-year-old Osu Government Maternity Home

- The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana supported the renovation

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Ghana's First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned a newly-refurbished maternity home in the heart of the capital, Accra.

The Osu Government Maternity Home was renovated and refurbished for the first time by the Rebecca Foundation after 89-years.

Speaking at a ceremony to hand over the facility to the medical officers, the First Lady noted that the maternity home will go a long way to prevent needless maternal deaths.

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She said she was always distraught whenever she received news of the passing of expectant mothers during delivery of newborns.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Shi Ting Wan for supporting her foundation to renovate the facility.

Special thanks also went to Build-Hull Construction Company for its timely and efficient execution of the project.

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The newly refurbished Osu Government Maternity Home now comprises; a new delivery theatre with four delivery beds, three antenatal focus consulting rooms, nurses room, clinical laboratory, clinical pharmacy, a new sterilization room, and a placenta pit, as well as a new Matron’s office.

The facility also now has an emergency ambulance on standby for transportation of emergency and referral cases.

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