Health News Sun, 31 Mar 2019

Samira Bawumia commissions newly built Kpandai maternity block

On Friday, March 29, Second Lady Samira Bawumia has commended Hon. Mathew Nyindam, Member of Parliament for Kpandai Constituency and First Deputy Majority Whip of Parliament for funding a new Maternity Block to serve the health care needs of the Kpandai District and its environs.

The new block was funded with part of his share of MP's NHIS and Common Fund to cover eligible payments for the Construction of the first class Maternity ward in Kpandai, which has facilities including a theatre, labour and delivery wards as well as Doctor and Nurses changing rooms.

The edifice comes with equipment including anaesthesia machine, diathermy machine, baby cot, patient monitors, infusion pump, radiant warmer and many more.

Mrs. Bawumia Samira, who commissioned the facility in Kpandai on Friday, acknowledged the fact that maternal and child health needs must be prioritised to salvage the current high rate of maternal mortality in the country.

Her ladyship Bawumia Samira said the new facility is expected to help relieve the pressure on existing facilities at the Hospital, as a result of the increasing population.

However, she said the new facility would serve the growing health needs of the over 2,000 pregnant women who visited the Hospital annually for deliveries.

"The facility will improve maternal and neonatal health in Kpandai as well as transform the lives of our expectant mothers and improve their reproductive health" she said.

The Second Lady, while speaking at the commissioning expressed a strong desire to see the hospital manage the new maternity block properly and indicated government's willingness to continue to support any activities to improve maternal mortality in the country.

She was so optimistic that the facility would improve maternal and neonatal health in Kpandai and its environs and as well reduce the country’s maternal mortality rate which remained high.

She later urged all pregnant women in the catchment area to patronise the new facility.

Source: Nankwe Hassan