The Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital – the nation’s second largest referral facility, has taken delivery of large quantity of antiseptics and sanitizers, costing in excess of GH?15,000.00.
These were a donation from PZ Cussons, a major manufacturer of personal healthcare products and consumer goods.
Madam Hafsa Arthur, the Head of Brands, handed over the camel antiseptic, camel baby and carex hand sanitizers at a ceremony.
She said it was in response to the plea by the MBU for increased support to prevent cross infections, which had remained a major headache to the health professionals because of the congestion at the place.
Madam Arthur said she was confident that the supply of the products – specially made to kill bacterial and germs, would help make things better.
She indicated that using the antiseptics to bath, care for the baby’s skin and disinfect the wards, would provide tremendous protection for new born babies and their mothers.
She used the occasion to applaud the health professionals for what she labeled as the “wonderful job” they were doing, under challenging conditions and asked that they continued to give it their all to save mothers and their babies
Professor Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, Head of Department of the Hospital’s Child Health Directorate, said they were determined to bring down maternal and child mortality at the facility.
He said even though they had been operating under difficult conditions, they would not be deterred.
He thanked the company for the gesture and invited other corporate bodies, individuals and groups, to find space to contribute to the cause of saving lives.