Mortality rate up Dormaa Presbyterian hospital has no incubators

The Dormaa Presbyterian hospital is likely to record more cases of infant mortality in the future due to the lack of incubators in the hospital.

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The Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, Brong-Ahafo has appealed to the public to support the hospital acquire an incubator and other lifesaving gadget to save premature babies dying in the hospital.

Speaking at the launch of the Incubator Fund, Medical Officer In-Charge of the children’s ward, Dr. Ebenezer Osei Mensah noted that, premature babies’ die and these babies and their families become inconsolable.

He pleaded with the pregnant women to be extra cautious during pregnancy and attend hospitals regularly as premature deliveries are caused by risk factors such as malaria, infections, fibroid and diabetes which is contracted by the mother during pregnancy.

Mr. Gordon Asubonteng, the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive presented a cheque of GHC 1000.00 on behalf of the Dormaa Municipality and a personal contribution of GHC500.00.

The Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area, Barima Yeboah Kordie graced the occasion and contributed a seed money of GHC 100.00 to support the Incubator Fund.

Authorities at the hospital in the region are therefore appealing to the Ministry of Health and other philanthropists and individuals to come to their aid and address the problem with immediate effect.

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