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IMEM FOUNDATION DONATES INCUBATOR TO TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Health & Lifestyle

iMEM, a Foundation established to support and advocate for leadership which will transform and sustain the fortunes of Ghana has donated an incubator to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tema General Hospital.

iMEM, a Foundation established to support and advocate for leadership which will transform and sustain the fortunes of Ghana has donated an incubator to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tema General Hospital.

 

The Foundation centers its efforts in leading advocacy in the areas of natural resources governance, combating corruption and creating awareness about ‘African-ness.’ There is also an objective hinged on charity.

Handing over the incubator to officials of the Tema General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit  at the donation ceremony, the director of iMEM Foundation, Comfort Aniagyei, pointed out that the gesture was to ensure that the health facility is best placed to deal with the challenges of infant mortality.

According to her,  the donation is to support the Tema General Hospital improve the health of newly born babies and reduce premature deaths within Tema and its environs.

“We believe that it is right to reach out to Tema General Hospital’s Neo-natal intensive Care Unit because all human life begins in a maternity room of a sort,” she remarked and added that if “we can all hold hands to help the unfortunate babies who upon entry into this world require extra healthcare, then they would have braved the odds to live.”

Continuing she stated that iMEM Foundation holds the view that the donated incubator will relieve the anxiety of hard-working officials of NICU just because the Tema General Hospital does not have adequate number of incubators.

“We also understand the anxiety parents of these unfortunate babies go through all in a bid to ensure that their babies get the extra health care they require to live on after the first few days upon their entry in this world. It is in line with providing that relief iMEM Foundation donated the incubator to NICU” Mrs Aniagyei pointed.

The iMEM Foundation director commented that it is her Foundation’s desire that the donated incubator would help reduce infant mortality and in the end further solidify Ghana’s position on the Millennium Development Goal four which has always looked at reducing the under-five mortality.

Receiving the donated incubator, Dr Adjoa Dsane, Medical Officer in charge of the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit of the Tema General Hospital, said lack of incubators at the hospital was a challenge to quality health care delivery at the facility.

According to her the hospital currently has four incubators which compels officials manning the facility to put two or three pre-term babies in one incubator.

She mentioned that though it is not the best,  it is aimed at ensuring that they improve care of the babies to reduce the mortality rate of pre-term  in the hospital.

Dr Dsane told the gathering at the donation ceremony that the Tema General Hospital is open to more donations to save lives and therefore called on well-meaning Ghanaians to come to the aid of the health facility with more incubators to reduce the pressure on the functioning ones.