Francis Ayisi handing over the machine to the management of the 37 Military Hospital as members of Kokrokoo Charities look on.
The Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has in fulfilment of its ‘Project 100’ incubators presented an incubator to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The donation was in collaboration with the 1982 year group of the Garrison Basic School, Burma Camp.
It was aimed at aiding healthcare delivery for pre-term babies at the facility.
So far, the Kokrokoo Charities has presented over 30 incubators to different health facilities across the country under its social intervention programme spearheaded by Kwame Safa Kayi, a radio presenter at Accra-based Peace FM.
Mr Safa Kayi who doubles as president of the Kokrokoo Charities Foundation,
said the Foundation has already installed and handed over 31 infant incubators to 20 hospitals across 10 regions.
That, according to him, was in collaboration with well-meaning corporate entities and individuals, both home and abroad.
He indicated that “Project 100 aims to purchase and donate 100 infant incubators for hospitals across the country by the end of 2019.”
The next hospitals to benefit from the Project are the KNUST and Agogo Government Hospitals in the Ashanti Region.
President of the 1982 Garrison Basic School alumni, Francis Ayisi, said the group’s support for the donation was informed by their connection with the hospital.
He said most of the old students were born at the hospital while others also received medical attention at the facility when they stayed with their parents in Burma camp hence their support.
Deputy Director for Nursing Services, 37 Military Hospital, Albeta Gyepi-Garbrah, said the incubator had come at a time usually characterized by increased births.
She stated that “from this time up to September, October, November, we expect many births including pre-terms according to the birth calendar” she said. “So this incubator comes at a time that is very appropriate.”
According to her, the incubator would add up to the few that the Hospital has, and would also help increase the survival rate of pre-term babies delivered or admitted at the Neonatal Unit.
Programmes Director, Kokrokoo Charities Foundation, Dennis Adu-Twum, thanked the organizations and individuals who have generously given “their time, monies and other resources,” towards the project.
He said “within the next five months, we hope to meet 50 percent of our goal, thereby, increasing the beneficiaries of Project 100- hospitals with neonatal intensive care units across Ghana to drastically reduce pre-term deaths.”
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri