- Two Ghanaian nurses saved the lives of a woman and her newborn baby in the Afram Plains South District
- The staff nurses at the Agyata CHPS Zone in the district assisted the woman to deliver a baby boy in a bush
- The mother and baby were subsequently transported to the health facility for medical care and observation
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Staff nurse, Amos Acheampong, and Community Health Nurse Assistant Ruby Amenuveve helped save the lives of a woman and her newborn baby after she went into labour in a bush.
The two, who are health practitioners at the Agyata CHPS Zone in Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region, assisted the woman to deliver a healthy boy at about 9:15 am on Monday, February 7.
Acheampong told YEN.com.gh that the mother, Salamatu Amadu had gone to the bush to ease herself when she went into labour.
After noticing that she had kept long in the bush, Amadu's headman Iddrisu followed up and found her in distress. He rushed for healthcare professionals at Agyata to assist.
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Call for professional help
Nurses Amos Acheampong and Ruby Amenuveve took action and showed up in time to assist the woman to deliver a bouncing baby boy in about 12 minutes.
''Both the mother and baby are doing great,'' Acheampong told YEN.com.gh.
The new mother and her baby were subsequently transported on a motorbike for maternal and newborn care at the Agyata CHPS Zone.
Passion to save lives
Talking about how he felt about saving a life, Acheampong said it felt great.
''It's always been my passion to save lives. It feels great; I enjoy my work.''
Acheampong and Amenuveve were assisted by two other colleagues at the Agyata CHPS Zone.
''As part of Ghana Health Service, GHS, mandate with respect to maternal and child health, NO mother is expected to die while giving life.
''To achieve this objective, a skilled birth attendant is expected for all deliveries. On that note, desire achieved is joyful to the heart,'' he added.
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Scores of people have celebrated the pair.
Nana Quami Ampem said:
''Well done guys.''
Jochey Wise commented:
''Amos good work done.''
Dalez Johnson said:
''Acheampong Amos this is what you have been called to do. keep up the good work.''
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YEN.com.gh previously reported that US-resident Ghanaian dermatologist, Dr Stephen Ansah-Addo, became an internet star after he helped safely deliver a bouncing baby boy on board United Airlines Flight 997.
The rare mid-air miracle occurred on Sunday evening, January 30, 2022, two hours before landing.
The plane was transporting an expectant mother and Dr Ansah-Addo from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to the Washington Dulles International Airport on an 11-hour flight.
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