Three mothers successfully delivered on the dawn of May 12, Mothers’ Day at the Upper East Regional Hospital.
A total of 32 pregnant women were on admission and were expected to deliver on the Mothers’ Day, but the three mothers delivered before 6:00am and were seen in a happy mood with their babies during a visit to the Maternity Unit.
Some other babies were born in the unit in the course of the same day, May 12.
The Regional Hospital’s Maternity Unit is one of the busy units in the facility, recording an average of 25 live births in a week and an average of 320 live births in a month. Unfortunately all is not well at the unit; water flow is not continuous and that affects the work of the midwives there.
Management will have to look for a lasting solution if they want the unit to runs as expected and for the public to have confidence in their service.
Apart from the water problem, there is also the problem of over crowding, and pregnant women who are not fortunate to have beds inside the ward are compelled to sleep along the walk ways inside the ward.
The Maternity Unit records higher number of deliveries from the month of July to September. It is not clear why the numbers increase during this period but one cannot rule out the activities and conditions in November, December and the Harmattan around January.
When A1-Radio visited the Maternity Unit on Sunday, May 12, women from the Women Ministry of the Bolgatanga Central Assembly of Church of Pentecost had visited the unit to interact with pregnant women on admission.
The women have been visiting the unit since 2016 with gifts for women on admission and also to the Maternity unit.
Rebecca Nkansah Kyeremanteng, the leader of the women’s ministry congratulated the mothers for successful delivering and thanked the midwives for a good work done.
Items mainly toiletries were presented to the mothers and the unit.
Source: A1radioonline.com | Ghana