Former President John Dramani Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama, have unveiled a newly built Maternity and Children’s Ward at the Bole District Hospital.
As part of activities to mark their 30th marriage anniversary, the former first family built the unit to save lives.
“I am a very proud man and husband this afternoon, and I want to thank my wife, Lordina, her organization- the Lordina Foundation, their partners, and our friends who supported us and ensured that this LORDINA FOUNDATION MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S WARD was ready and on time for today’s handing over to the Bole Community and the hospital”, Mr. Mahama said at the inauguration.
The 865sqm Lordina Foundation Maternity and Children’s Ward has a total of 45 beds, 10 baby cots, 5 weighing scales with height measurements, a Kangaroo Mother and Child Care Centre, and a Delivery Room with two delivery beds, and a Recovery Ward.
Also included in the newly inaugurated wards are “a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units and a baby weighing scale… we also have a theatre space with 2 theatre beds, and a theatre light, and stool. We have also provided rooms for Sterilization, Examinations, Doctors consulting room, Nurses workstations, and a Linen Room”.the former president said.On her part, the former first lady, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama expressed her gratitude to the former president and the people of Bole.
“Today, we celebrate life; We celebrate health and wellness; We celebrate our people and their aspirations, and We celebrate the product of this beautiful vision.”
Mrs. Mahama is optimistic that the new maternity and children’s ward will help provide optimal health care to the good people of Bole and its environs, noting that “this is our heartfelt contribution to the lovely people of this community.”
She was also full of praise for her husband.
“I want to thank my dear husband, President John Dramani Mahama, for his support towards the construction of this facility.”