The Rotary Club of Ho has donated a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) worth GHS21,000.00 to the Premature Babies Unit of the Ho Teaching Hospital .
The donation forms part of the club’s annual project which falls under Maternal and Child health, which is also under Disease Prevention and Treatment.
The CPAP equipment will provide constant air pressure that is transmitted down into the baby’s lungs, to enable the babies to breathe independently.
At a commissioning ceremony, the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Ho, Kartey Kumoji said the project which was initiated during his tenure is meant to save preterm babies who have respiratory problems after birth.
He said the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic delayed the delivery of the CPAP machine which should have arrived in February this year.
He thanked individuals and groups who donated to support the cause and urged donors and individuals to help support the club.
Recieving the items, the Acting Medical Director, Ho Teaching Hospital, said the Hospital improvised for the CPAP equipment as a way to keep pre-term babies breathing alive since the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit became operational.
He encouraged the Rotary Club of Ho to work extra hard in providing support in order to save more babies.
“We will work together with you, Rotary Club of Ho, because we know that you will continue to assist us”, Dr. Mensah said.
President of the Rotary Club of Ho, Vivian Adoboe-Tefe also Queen Mother of Ve-Demeh Traditional Area, Mama Afiakumah II, noted the importance of procuring the equipment.
She said a new project would come on which was a collaboration between the Anglican Diocese, the Ho Teaching Hospital and the Rotary club, saying, “the collaboration between the Rotary Club of Ho and the Ho Teaching Hospital has now assumed a higher proportion.”
She also thanked the immediate President of the Club for the wonderful initiative, adding that the aim of the the club is to provide quality healthcare for the people.
Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com