93 babies delivered on Christmas day in Kumasi and Accra

A total of 46 babies were delivered on Christmas day in five health facilities in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The facilities are Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Manhyia District, Kumasi South, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and South Suntreso hospitals.

KATH recorded the highest number of deliveries of 21 babies made up of 12 females and nine males.

Ms Ophelia Nkansah, a staff midwife at the official ward of KATH, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that two of the girls were delivered through caesarian session, their babies in good health whilst their mothers are in stable condition.

At Manhyia, there were 10 births, comprising seven females and three males.

Madam Cecilia Baba, Senior Midwifery Officer, and Madam Hawa Issifu, a Senior Staff Midwife, said the hospital did not record any still birth.

The babies and their mothers are doing well and not anticipating any health complications.

A baby boy and six girls were delivered at KNUST hospital.

The story was not different at the Kumasi South Hospital where there were seven births – four boys and three girls. One of the boys was delivered through caesarian operation.

At South Suntreso, Miss Stella Appiah and Ms Mercy Agyiri, Senior Staff Midwives said the four new borns, three girls and a boy, have clean bills of health.

They appealed to expectant mothers to ensure regular attendance at ante-natal clinics for safe delivery.

…47 babies delivered in Accra

Forty-seven babies were delivered in three hospitals in the Greater Accra Region on Christmas day.

The deliveries took place at Ashongman Estates Community, Ridge and Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals.  The new borns who numbered  28 females and 19 males were delivered through normal deliveries while 10 caesarian sessions were performed.

Ashongman Estates recorded nine females, five females with two caesarean sessions and three normal deliveries.

Ms Dora Donkor, Principal Nursing Officer of the Hospital told the Ghana News Agency (GNA), in Accra on Monday that both the babies and their mothers were healthy and doing well.

She said the maternity ward of the hospital which has 60 beds on normal days delivers between three and six pregnant women.

Ms Donkor called on the public to patronize the services of the hospital, which also operated the National Health Insurance Scheme and had doctors available on 24 hour basis.

She indicated that the Hospital had a state-of- the-art facility and provided services including maternity care, instant laboratory results, dentistry, theatre services, pediatric and also offers baby friendly services and immunizations.

At the Ridge Hospital, Ms Susana Asamoah, Senior Nursing Officer, said 14 babies were delivered between 12 midnight and 12 noon.

She explained that nine of the deliveries were female and five males, with eight caesarean sessions and six normal deliveries.

Madam Gladys Adu-Nyame, Matron and Principal Nursing Officer, Obstetrics and Gynecology in charge of the Maternity block of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital said the ward recorded 28 births made up of 16 females and 12 males on December on Christmas Day.

She said in all, new babies born on 24th December and 25th December were 46.

Efforts to get data for Boxing Day proved futile because hospitals were yet to compile their data.

Source: GNA

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