MRS. AKUFO-ADDO SAID BEING A NATIVE OF OSU HERSELF SHE WAS ALWAYS DISTRAUGHT WHENEVER SHE RECEIVED NEWS OF THE PASSING OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS DURING DELIVERY OR NEWBORNS.
The people of Osu and its environs have heaved a sigh of relief following the commissioning of the newly renovated and refurbished Osu government maternity home by the first lady, Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo.
The renovation and refurbishment of the facility a project of The Rebecca Foundation comes after eighty-nine years of near maintenance-abandon, with only touches of artisanal work to keep it operational.
”SHE SAID, “WHEN MY PEOPLE CAME TO SEE ME ASSIST IN REFURBISHING AND RENOVATING THE OSU MATERNITY HOME, I QUICKLY MADE CONTACT WITH SOME OF OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS TO EXECUTE THIS PROJECT AND TODAY I AM HAPPY THAT THE OSU MATERNITY HOME HAS UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE RENOVATION WORKS TO UPGRADE IT INTO A MODERN FACILITY THAT PROVIDES WORLD CLASS SERVICES TO ITS PATIENTS”.
Addressing a gathering of distinguished invited guests at the commissioning, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said being a native of Osu herself she was always distraught whenever she received news of the passing of expectant mothers during delivery or newborns.
“That is why” she said, “when my people came to see me assist in refurbishing and renovating the Osu Maternity Home, I quickly made contact with some of our partners and sponsors to execute this project and today I am happy that The Osu Maternity Home has undergone extensive renovation works to upgrade it into a modern facility that provides world class services to its patients”.
The First Lady expressed her profound gratitude to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Shi Ting Wan for promptly responding to their call for assistance and Build-Hull Construction Company for its timeous and efficient execution of the project.
Among other things, a new delivery theatre has been added to the Home, increasing capacity from one functional delivery bed to four delivery beds.
Antenatal focus consulting rooms have been increased from one to three.
The lying-in-ward has also been fully refurbished with new hospital beds, bedside tables and new glass access doors which allows for better monitoring of expecting mothers by the nurses on duty.
A nurse’s room has also been created to ameliorate working conditions for nurses as well as improved interconnecting corridors and disability rumps at all access areas to make the home disability-friendly.
The facility now has a refurbished clinical laboratory, clinical pharmacy, a new sterilization room, and a placenta pit, as well as a new Matron’s office.
Additionally, the maternity home has been fully rewired to solve a long-standing challenge of power leakages, low load capacity and the danger of old exposed cables. LED lights and inverter split air-conditioning units have been used all around the building to reduce the power consumption of the Home