Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has expressed concern about reported cases of infant and maternal mortality across the globe including Ghana.
He has, therefore, called for adequate financial and logistical support for midwifery training schools in the country so that quality midwives would be produced to serve the nation.
This was contained in a speech read on behalf of the Asantehene by his wife, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, during the 60th?anniversary celebration of the Mampong Midwifery/Health Assistants Training School.
Otumfuo expressed worry about how pregnant women and new born babies are lost during birth, calling for a collaborative effort to address the sad situation.
Under the theme: ?60 Years of Quality Midwifery Training, Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward?, the historic occasion attracted chiefs, the clergy, academia, businessmen, among others.
Lady Julia Osei Tutu assured that she would inform the Asantehene to provide a 50KVA plant to the school so as to prevent the students from learning with little lamps due to the frequent power outages.
Joseph Yammin, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, on his part, admonished nurses to accept postings to the hinterlands, saying that the rural dwellers also deserve quality healthcare.
He implored nurses to always abide by the ethics of their noble profession by displaying love, care and sympathy to their patients, assuring that the government is determined to promote the health sector.
Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, the Asante Mamponghene, charged teachers of the school to upgrade their knowledge in line with the school?s dream of running higher courses in future.
He ordered that the school?s newly constructed auditorium, built via internally generated funds of the school, be named after Lydia Asieduah Yamoah, to honour her for developing the school within a short span.
Mrs Yamoah stated that the erratic power supply to the school was adversely affecting learning, so she passionately appealed to all stakeholders to help the school buy its own 50KVA power plant and generators.
She enumerated the various interventions, including infrastructure, adding that on the academic front, the school was making great strides.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi?