The Medical Director at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital Sekondi-Tarkoradi in the Western region, Dr. Richard Anthony has indicated that 1174 preterm [premature] babies were admitted at the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] in 2017 alone.
Dr. Anthony says, on average, 100 preterm infants are admitted at the hospital’s NICU every month.
“So, NICU is a department that we should critically look at because when we take care of those preterm babies, they’ll become our future leaders,” Dr. Anthony stated when receiving two incubators from Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Charities Foundation over the weekend.
According to him, the hospital has eight incubators which some are old and faulty, hence the two new additional ones from Kokrokoo Charities will serve a vital purpose at the hospital.
Dr. Anthony thanked the host of Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show, Kwami Sefa Kayi and his team for the gesture.
Kokrokoo Charities Foundation was launched over a year ago by Kwami Sefa Kayi and the Kokrokoo Morning show team in the bid to purchase 100 incubators to donate to hospitals across the country.
So far, about 13 incubators have been donated to nine hospitals across seven regions of the country by the Kokrokoo Charities Foundation.