By Maxwell Okamafo Asamani Addo ,Tarkwa
The Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has urged nurses and doctors in the Western Region, to educate mothers on the essence of early maternal care, in order to avoid deaths and complications during birth, so as to achieve the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of zero percent in maternal death.
The Second Lady, made the statement when she paid a working visit to the Tarkwa government Municipal Hospital in the Western Region.
Mrs. Amissah-Arthur, commended the hospital staff for their dedication to provide healthcare to the people and for managing childhood illnesses and that her aim was to see that children are treated with care, because they are of topmost priority to their parents.
“Children are the future leaders and I am someone who believe in giving the best of health care to the young generation,” she said.
She encouraged the doctors, nurses and the supporting staff to do more to ensure quality healthcare for children, she also took the opportunity to touch on the sanitation and environmental issues that has been a source of most of the cholera out breaks in the country, so the need to keep our environment clean.
The donation, is in line with her commitment to improve healthcare delivery, especially, for children across the country.
She was conducted round the hospital by Mrs Vida Akoto, the Principal Nursing Officer at the childrens ward of the hospital, where she interacted with some of the children on admission.
She wished them Merry Christmas in advance and a speedy recovery.
The Second Lady, also presented school bags with learning tools, fruits, and other assorted items, to the Children’ and medical staff at the hospital.,
Earlier on, the Second Lady for her passion in helping the needy, as well as for providing social services for deprived communities, especially children, presented library books and a set of computers each with a UPS system to some selected schools in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality.
The schools were, Dompim Methodist JHS, Tarkwa Methodist JHS and Bogosu Methodist JHS, all in the Western Region
The Second Lady, a Professional librarian, over the years has made constant effort at seeing that children, not only enroll, but also read and complete school and prayed that God would continue to assist in the noble venture and reiterated the need for parent to stop the habit of sending their children to trade before and after school, since it did not auger well and also does not allow the children to improve in their academic performance.
Donating the books, the Second Lady, called on the teachers and pupils to make good use of the books by reading, she called on the Head teachers of the various schools, to use the computer for administrative work by capturing Data on students academic work, and also students enrollment
The Second Lady, also took her environmental crusade to the school and educated the audience both school children, teachers and the chiefs, of the need to be clean and live in clean environment to avoid getting cholera.