Tigo has refurbished the Maternity Unit of the New Tafo Government Hospital.
This is to enable women in New Tafo and its surrounding communities in East Akim district of the Eastern region to be able to deliver their babies in a safe, congenial and much comfortable environment,
The Maternity Unit delivers about 100 babies every month from 22 surrounding communities, including Kukurantumi, Bunso, Addo-Nkwanta, Boati and Maase among others.
Before the refurbishment, the unit was in a deplorable condition with windows and louvers needing serious repairs. The nurses also had no wardrobes to changeover and the bathroom floors was not tiled.
Tigo?s support will ensure that four babies are delivered safely every day and 100 pregnant women deliver in a more congenial and safe environment. Tigo also presented assorted items including toys, food items and toiletries to both the women and the new born babies.
Touring the facility, Tigo?s Chief Executive Officer, Roshi Motman, said: they have decided to assist the hospital in order to help reduce maternal and child mortality;
Roshi said the refurbishment of the ward by Tigo emphasized its commitment to support health delivery in deprived communities across the country.
The Medical Superintendent of New Tafo Government Hospital, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil and Osabarima Adusei Peasah IV, Akyem Tafohene, thanked Tigo for renovating the ward and appealed for more support for the hospital.