The donation was made as part of activities marking the celebration of MTN Ghana Foundation’s eighth anniversary.
The items provided to the hospital include: Eight mobile examination lamps, Radiant warmers, 12 instrument trolleys, Six multifunction delivery beds and Suction machines.
The Executive Secretary of the Foundation,Mr. Robert Kuzoe who n made the presentation indicated that MTN’s relationship with Korle Bu which dates back to 2009 when MTN refurbished the second floor of the maternity ward and stocked the ward with medical equipment at the request of the Women’s Caucus in Parliament.
At the time, the Board of MTN Ghana Foundation approved $600,000 for the refurbishment during which 11 delivery rooms, a theatre and a recovery ward, doctors’ restrooms, and a changing room were refurbished.
Robert Kuzoe said, the additional donation of equipment will greatly enhance the work of doctors, midwives and nurses and ultimately contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Samuel Amenyi Obed, Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital, thanked MTN Foundation for its continuous support towards the facility.
He said, “Thelabor ward is where life begins, therefore, it should be a happy environment, instead of the battle field it has become due to the lack of equipment to help expectant mothers”.
He assured MTN that the hospital will take good care of the equipment to help mothers deliver their babies safely.
During the presentation, the hospital announced that since the facility was refurbished in 2009, a total of 26,919 babies have been delivered in that unit.
Since the establishment of the Foundation eight years ago, MTN has invested over GHS 21.5 million in 102 community development projects in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment, impacting an estimated three million people across the country.