Danger Pregnant women give birth and sleep on bare floor at Kumasi South Hospital

Management of the Kumasi South Hospital, were particularly concerned with the well-being of pregnant women at the facility

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The inadequate beds and limited infrastructure at the Kumasi South Hospital at Atonsu in the Ashanti region has compelled expectant mothers and those who have been delivered of their babies to sleep on bare floor due to congestion.

The lucky ones after enduring the pains of labour are provided with either a mat to sleep on the ground.

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The Medical Director of the hospital Dr Ofori Boadu said "The congestion in the labour ward has resulted in patients sleeping on the floor and on tables."


Management of the Hospital, were particularly concerned with the well-being of pregnant women at the facility, he said.

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He pointed out that there is the need to expand the hospital or complete the ongoing building project for the hospital.

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In an interview on Accra FM, Dr Ofori Boadu said "We are, therefore, appealing to the authority to intervene so that the ongoing building project for the hospital, which began some 15 years ago, will be completed for us to move patients there."

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He noted that "We are yet to inform this new government about our situation because there are ways and procedures for filing complaints in the health sector: we start from the regional level then to national before it finally gets to the Ministry of Health."

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