The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Dr. Eric Kofi Ngyedu has expressed joy of the leading Mobile Telecommunications Network(MTN) laudable GH¢300,000 Blood Bank Facility to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, citing that, the facility will drop rate of maternal death in the hospital.
He saddened announced that the hospital recorded 26 maternal deaths at the ratio of 903/100,000 live births in 2020, though a reduction from the preview year figure of 28 maternal death with corresponding rate of 925/100,000 live births.
The situation, according to the Chief Executive Officer, is still extremely unacceptable hence the post-partum hemorrhage accounted for the highest number of these deaths, which is not different from the previous years.
Dr. Kofi Ngyedu drop this hint when the management of the MTN Foundation stormed Cape Coast Teaching Hospital to commission Blood Bank ultra modern facility as part of a strategic intervention to support health delivery in the country.
He disclosed that it was in the light that the Hospital Blood Board in 2019 tasked management to implement recommendations made by Technical and Planning Committee of the Board to renovate and revamp the hospital’s blood bank to improve the availability of blood and blood related products.
Consequently, Dr. Kofi Ngyedu said the Management sought for support from MTN Foundation, that quickly deliver their request and saluted MTN Foundation for their kind gesture to support the hospital to improve maternal health outcomes.
Commissioning the Blood Bank Facility, the Chief Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Korantang appealed to management and staff of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital to observe the highest form of maintenance culture and hopefully the facility will put to good use for benefit of all persons.
He mentioned that the facility comes with a reception area, bleeding room, laboratory, donor lounge, office, fridge and among others and strongly believed MTN’s Valatine Day’s “Save a Life initiative has yielded positive result.
Mr. Korantang said the significance of blood in health care delivery especially in emergency cases and in cases of Obstetric hemorrhage cannot be over emphasized and saluted all individuals who have donated blood to save lives.
“Because of the need, MTN Foundation Instituted blood donation exercise which has over the years yielded 20,036 pints of blood” he revealed.
Source: Hajia Hassana