Ansua Ababio Paediatric Center of Dormaa Ahenkro Presby Hospital marks the world prematurity day, 17th November 2019 with the theme: Born Too Soon: Providing The Right Care, At Right Time, In The Right Place.
The occasion was graced by the Nana Aduana Hene, Nana Barima Kodie, The General Manager of Dormaa Ahenkro Presby Hospital, Rev. Dr. Isaac O. Appiah, Nanahemaa Ameyaa from Dormaa Ahenkro Queen Mothers’ Association, Representatives from Ghana Health Service, Various Doctors and Nurses of the hospital and the noble parents of the preterms.
The chairman of the occasion, Nana Aduanahene, Nana Barima Kodie appreciated the preterms parents especially the mothers for keeping the code of care given to them from the hospital for maintaining good health of the children.
He therefore climax the program by issuing certificates to the children and the parents to remark their faithfulness of good living and healthy lives.
He finally advised the parents present to stick to modern health care regularly to help protect interms.
Dr. Harry Acquah, the MC of the occasion cautioned parents not to engage the babies in enema, which usually lead to deaths. He snapped in that parents should be very vigilant about their babies and report any unusual behavior the children portray.
Senior Nursing Officer and Paediatric Nurse, Mrs Severa Kyeremaa also highlighted on the following factors to the parents. She said nursing mothers should be embarking on Kangaroo mother care to help create great bonding to the babies.
She also emphasized on good nutrition to the babies. She added that breastfeeding the babies should be regularly done when not only the babies cry for and the breasts should be kept clean.
She finally told Nsempafie.com that all preterms survive through good care so therefore the hospital has launched a program called preterms support group that involve past or experienced parents and other counsellors to help provide welfare and emotional support and guide to affecting parents.
Dr. Kyei-Fram Seth also told Nsempafie.com about things the Paediatric Unit needs immediately. He pointed out that the unit has about fourteen incubators, which are not sufficient, and accommodation for the mothers who may have their babies incubated.
Nsempafie.com and the entire hospital are asking for attention of these basic immediate needs.