Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, Patrick Boamah has contributed GHC 5,000 towards an immediate expansion of the maternity ward of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
The MP made the payment into a special Prudential Bank account set up solely for all MPs to send their contributions to.
"I think this is a special project that requires special attention. I believe that MPs and the government must adopt the right strategies. We must do something out of the ordinary," he said.
He subsequently appealed to colleague MPs on the floor of the House to at least donate GHC1,000 towards this important project.
"If each MP pays a Ȼ1,000, it will go a long way," he added
The contribution is part of attempts to reduce the high mortality rate of mothers and children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
It follows a Joy News documentary, Next to Die, by Seth Kwame Boateng which painted a heartbreaking story of how mothers, babies die at KATH each day due to congestion at the maternity ward.
At least four children are reported dead each day at the second largest referral hospital in Ghana, the documentary revealed.