The only referral facility in the central region of Ghana, Cape Coast Hospital has issued a new policy under which new mothers and babies will be provided special nurses for complete maternal and child care.
Under the scheme, the doctors, midwives, and nurses would be engaging in "direct patient care" for the new policy for health care services.
The aim is to provide complete care by preventing infection and thereby decreasing maternal and neonatal deaths.
Ghana had 41 cases of maternal mortality in both 2016 and 2017. 34 cases of stillbirth were recorded in 2017 and 56 in 2016. The region aims at reducing the number to zero and create a safe and healthy environment.
The announcement of the special health care facility was made in the conference by the officials of Regional Health Directorate and had the head of the departments, medical assistants, and nurses among the audience.
Dr.Asare talked about the importance of providing care to the mothers and how many women die during childbirth which leaves the newborn in a vulnerable state.
The CEO of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital expressed his commitment towards achieving the objective of Ministry of Health for 2018, which is a good way to succeed more towards sustainable development goals (SDGs) on health care.
Dr. Alexis Nang- Beifubah, the Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services applauded CCTH for its effort to provide direct "patient-to-nurse" relationship. He further promised to provide complete support and assistance when needed in order to make Ghana a world class health facility.