Rebecca Foundation refurbishes Osu Maternity Home

The Rebecca Foundation on Thursday handed over the refurbished Osu Maternity Home, in Accra, to the hospital authorities.

The 89-year-old facility, which had not seen any renovation works since its establishment, now has the capacity to offer laboratory, pharmacy, antenatal and post natal, family planning and labour services contrary to what pertained in previous years.

The home has not only been fully rewired to resolve the long standing challenge of power cuts, but is also fitted with delivery and recovery beds, a new consulting, sterilisation and dressing room, as well as a placenta pit for hygienic disposal after delivery.

Persons with disability can access the home that has a new emergency ambulance provided for referral and emergency cases to reduce morbidity rates.

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who is Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, during the handing over, raised concerns about the many preventable deaths resulting from pregnancy related complications across the country.