Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has donated two incubators to the Tema General Hospital on Monday, September 17, 2018.
The team led by the 2016 GJA Journalist of the Year and Host of Peace FM's Flagship programme "Kokrokoo" Kwami Sefa Kayi gave the incubators estimated at $20000 to the management of the hospital as part of its objectives to save preterm babies.
Mr. Sefa Kayi and his production team have over the past few months, been installing incubators at various hospitals under its "Project 100 incubators" aimed at purchasing a total of 100 incubators for health facilities across the nation.
The presentation to the Tema General Hospital is the 17th incubator that the team has so far given out since the dream begun in 2015.
Two weeks ago, Kokrokoo Charities Foundation was in Takoradi, where they installed two incubators (the 14th & 15th), to the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in Sekondi.
The vision of this project is to reduce the mortality rate of children born prematurely or before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
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Mr Sefa Kayi, who handed over the incubators to Dr Audrey Frimpong-Barfi, Head of the Paediatric Department of the Tema General Hospital in Tema on Monday, said he was hopeful that the incubators would help improve the care for neonatals at the hospital.
He said in addition to the incubators, the Foundation would help fix sliding windows for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and provide two air conditioners that Dr Frimpong-Barfi requested.
Dr Frimpong-Barfi commended the Foundation for coming in to assist the hospital with the best brand of incubators that would add up to the five functioning ones, which were woefully inadequate for the number of babies that were brought for care at the NICU.
She said the Department received about 50 babies every month and that in August this year, over 51 pre-term babies were admitted in the hospital from other hospitals all over Tema, which add lots of stress on facilities at the NICU.
Mr Dennis Adutwum, Programmes Director of Kokrokoo Foundation said three other incubators had been purchased by the Foundation and those would be presented to the Sunyani Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region and the Atibie Hospital in the Eastern Region in two weeks’ time, making it 20 incubators to be presented under the project since its inception.
He said the foundation raises funds through individual support and that of corporate organisations, which it uses to purchase the incubators.
He announced that the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), had supported the Foundation with a donation 50, 000 dollars to help it fund the Project 100 incubator programme.
Hospitals that had benefitted from the Project 100 Incubators programme are the Police Hospital and the La General Hospital in Accra, the Prestea Government Hospital in the Western Region, the Nsawam Government Hospital in the Eastern Region, the Cape Coast Regional Hospital, Tamale Regional Hospital, among others.
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