- Yvonne Okoro has saved 13 needy mothers who were 'trapped' at the Korle Bu teaching hospital after paying their bills
- The popular actress paid an amount of GHC 26k to settle the medical bills of needy mothers who were unable to afford the charges
- Yvonne Okoro embarked on the charity donation as part of her yearly giving back to society, along with her 2 sisters
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Popular Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Okoro together with her sisters Elizabeth Okoro and Roseline Okoro has paid an amount of GHC26,810.45 to clear medical bills for some 13 needy mothers at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra.
A news report by Pulse.com.gh indicates that some of the mothers spent more than two months at the maternity ward of the hospital while others spent two weeks.
The greatest debtor was reportedly owing the hospital close to GHC 8000. The profound gesture by the popular Ghanaian actress is part of her year-in-year-out charity works to give back to society.
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In addition to settling the bills, the three sisters also donated some baby items worth thousands of Ghana cedis for the upkeep of their babies.
Among the items were Yazz sanitary pads, diapers, baby milk and powder. The rest included Ghandour baby products, hand sanitizers, Faytex, toothbrushes from Yazz, detergents and hand wash.
According to Yvonne Okoro who spoke at a short gathering after the donations, she had heard the stories of the women who were literally trapped at the hospital and was touched to do something about their situation.
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The award-winning actress used the occasion to encourage young women to plan and make sure they are prepared before bringing babies into the world.
In a similar development, a freshly-built ultra-modern surgical theatre that was built in the Pentecost Hospital at Ayanfuri has saved the lives of 48 people who were successfully taken through delicate procedures at the centre.
According to Kingdombizzgh.com which is popularly known for sharing lots of positive Christian stories, the Pentecost Hospital, Ayanfuri is only one of the 8 health institutions of The Church of Pentecost run by the PENTSOS Directorate, headed by Elder Richard Amaning.
Reports indicate that the surgical theatre that has surfaced in the news for saving 48 people was built solely with funding from the headquarters of the church.
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Source: Yen Newspaper