MTN Ghana Foundation To Build a 60-bed maternity block for Keta Municipal Hospital.

The MTN Ghana Foundation has broken ground on a 60-bed maternity block for Keta Municipal Hospital in the Volta region. The project is expected to be completed in 12 months at a total cost of about GHc15.2 million.

The project will include a 40-bed maternity ward with emergency rooms, a first-stage ward, and a delivery ward with recovery rooms and a lie-in ward, as well as a 20-bed Neonatal Care Unit (NICU). When completed, the facility will also include:

  • Laboratory and Dispensary
  • Scrub & Sluice Room
  • Anaesthetics Room
  • Intensive Care Ward
  • Restroom for Doctors & Nurses
  • Two operating theaters
  • A 20-bed hostel for mothers
  • Two consulting rooms and offices for nurses
  • Reception and outpatient department areas
  • Staff Eatery

“This hospital is a vital health institution giving healthcare to various towns in the Keta Municipality and its adjacent communities,”

MTN Ghana CEO Selorm Adadevoh remarked during the sod-cutting ceremony. Despite how crucial this facility is to the area, it nevertheless has a number of problems. The existing maternity ward only has 20 beds, which is insufficient for the approximately 3,000 maternity and 684 NICU admissions per year, according to the authorities. Many patients at the facility are forced to endure subpar circumstances in order to survive their pregnancies due to the overwhelming demand for treatment.

“We are confident that when the facility is finished, it will provide many pregnant women and the employees with relief. Expectant mothers who use this facility won’t have to deal with the difficulties they have right now, he noted.

In his speech, Dr. Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, the director of health services for the Volta region, thanked the MTN Ghana Foundation for funding the initiative. He claimed that “the project is a dream come true and would have a significant positive influence on the region’s population’s access to healthcare.”

Torgbui Sri II, Awoemefia of Anlo State, praised the MTN Ghana Foundation for its efforts to improve healthcare delivery in Ghana. “This investment is a testament to your work and commitment to supporting communities,” he said.

Numerous dignitaries attended the ceremony, including the Awomefia of Anlo State Torgbu Sri II and members of the Anlo Traditional Council, the MCE of Keta, Hon Emmanuel Gemegah, Samuel Koranteng, MTN Foundation Board Member, MTN Foundation staff, and Keta Municipal Hospital staff.

Over 158 significant projects in the fields of health, education, and economic empowerment have been carried out since the MTN Ghana Foundation’s founding in 2007 at a total cost of over USD 15 million. Over 4 million individuals are thought to have been affected by these programs.


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