Mahama, Lordina Commission Maternity, Children’s Wards
At the Bole hospital in the Savannah area, former president John Dramani Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama, officially opened a maternity and children’s ward.
The 40-bed facility includes, among other things, a neonatal care unit, three incubators, five phototherapy units, a kangaroo mother and child care center, a recovery ward, a theater and accessories, a sterilizing room, a doctors’ consulting room, and nurses’ workstations.
In honor of the couple’s 30th wedding anniversary, the Lordina Foundation commissioned the project.
Former President John Dramani Mahama stated at the project’s launching that they chose to give back to the Bole community, where he was raised.
“ Today we commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary and thank God for giving us the strength to fulfill our pledge that we made to him. Considering what God has done in our lives we pledged to give out something that could cost us personally to him.”
He claimed that the district’s population growth made it necessary to fund the Bole hospital’s expansion in order to meet the demands of the populace.
He stated that mothers’ early development and children’s well-being are related and that it is crucial to address maternal and child mortality issues.
He stated that a well-equipped facility is required to guarantee that mother and kid exit safely.
Mr. Mahama expressed optimism that the facility will be used right away to help mothers and kids in the Bole region.
“ The Maternity and Children’s Ward is not just a benefit for the patients who will be admitted here, it will also provide a comfortable environment for the nurses at the maternity ward because health workers also deserve a sound working environment.”
“What our wife has done is unprecedented because she could have sent this project to Nkoranza where she comes from but she decided to bring it to Bole her husband’s hometown and we appreciate it a lot.”
However, he urged the former leader and his spouse to contribute to the construction of a morgue at the Bole hospital, adding that the facility had been without one since 2016.
Mrs. Mahama was known as the Queen-Mother of Health in the Bole Traditional Area by the Bolewura people.