MTN Ghana Foundation donates incubator to Atibie Hospital

MTN Ghana Foundation has donated an Incubator worth GH¢11,000 to the authorities of the Atibie Government Hospital to support the sustenance of preterm babies born.

Mr Archibald Annan, the Reputation Research and Planning Manager of MTN, who presented the incubator to the hospital, expressed MTN’s commitment to continue to support health delivery in the country.

Mr Annan said two weeks earlier, the Foundation was in the region to announce a GH¢566.000.00 three–year development package support to the Akropong School for the Blind.

He said the support was to reduce the burden that the already traumatized mothers go through. He said currently, most of the preterm babies born at the hospital were usually referred to the Regional Hospital in Koforidua or Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi which is about 200km away.

Mr Annan said in line with the Foundation’s commitment to promote the delivery of quality health care services to communities where MTN operates, it responded positively to a request from the Medical Superintendent of the hospital for support.

“MTN Foundation would continue to execute sustainable national interventions as a responsible corporate body. In line with this, “MTN Ghana Foundation has over the past three years invested a total of GH¢3.5 million in various Corporate Social Responsibility projects across the country,” he added.

Some of the projects undertaken by the Foundation include the refurbishment of the 2nd Floor of the Korle Bu Maternity Block, construction of an Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital and the development of 10 ICT Learning Centers in 10 regions, currently ongoing.

Other projects include the Academy for Educational Development Basic schools project in the Northern Region, which has imparted the lives of over 10,000 children in the region and the construction of 20 bore holes in the Upper West Region.

The Atibie Government Hospital currently serves an estimated 230,000 people from 200 communities with a daily OPD attendance of about 400 patients and an annual supervised delivery of about 3000.

It also has a big functional Reproductive Health Department comprising anti natal and post natal clinic, but lacks the facility to sustain preterm babies.

Source: GNA

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