30 additional beds for maternity ward of Manhyia Government Hospital

The maternity ward of the Manhyia Government Hospital will soon be expanded with 30 additional beds totalling 46, officials have said.

The project undertaken by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation with support from JoBerg Foundation, is expected to begin in November this year and completed in August 2022.

The Manhyia Government Hospital since 2000, when the community clinic was elevated to a District Hospital status, has served as one of the two maternal homes in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

The hospital sees averagely 200 maternal cases daily. In the mid-year report on total deliveries for the year 2021, the hospital has already had 2,119 deliveries with just 16 beds in the facility.

According to the Board Chairman of the foundation, Nana Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Woahene II, the recent population census report which showed a human growth in the sub-metro exceeding 400,000 necessitated the expansion of the maternal home.

He believes the expansion would ease congestion in the maternal wards.

“We heard about the number of births, and now it is exceeding 4000 annual deliveries, and we are familiar with the recent social media postings about how mothers and babies lay on the bare floor, this caught the attention of His Royal Majesty and Her Royal Highness, the patrons of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation.

It is (by) their directives that we have gathered here today, partnering with JoBerg Foundation to respond with action by performing what we are here to do today and that is to cut the sod for the expansion of the maternity ward,” he said.

“We believe this expansion will bring relieve to the congestion of the ward, and improve the quality of care given to the mothers and the babies who come for care, when it is all done, more mothers will be happy and many babies will cry for joy,” he said.

Dr Kamarudeen Korku Hussein, medical superintendent for the Manhyia Government Hospital said the expansion will be a great asset to the hospital and further enhance “health care delivery through professionalism, patient centredness and ensuring privacy of our patients to attain quality of care in a humane manner.”

The deputy director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service in the Ashanti Region, Dr Rockson Adjei promised continued support to the Manhyia government hospital.

“We pledge our technical support to ensure successful completion and operationalisation of the facility to impact on the health of women and children within our region and even beyond”.

The Manhyia Government Hospital maternity expansion project is being constructed by JoBerg Company Ltd, a foundation that seeks to increase health care and eradicate poverty through construction.

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