Jay Foundation Donates to Korle Bu’s Neonatal Care Unit
Jay Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation aimed at helping pre-mature babies and their nursing mothers, has made a generous donation to mothers of pre-mature babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The group aside making donations, repaired a long-time destroyed door lock to the nurses changing room, initiated the construction of a drawer for visiting mothers to drop off their items, as well as brought in a counselor to talk to the mothers in a bid to balance their mental orientation, as regards their premature babies.
Items donated included vegetables, fruits, baby wipes, provisions, napkins, sanitizers, bedsheets, pillow cases, baby clothing, amongst others.
Founder of the organisation Naa Kuorkor Mayne-Eghan and a mother to a pre-maturely born baby explained that the mothers were targeted on behalf of the babies.
She said that the mothers need to be fed well, in order to pump breast milk for the babies to grow well.
She added that babies in such condition needed to be taken care of with utmost care in order to avoid infection, hence the provision of sanitizers and the likes.
She said “To get enough breast milk you need to eat well. Occasionally we will drop food items for mothers in the kangaroo care unit. Our main objective is to adopt the whole unit and attend to their needs. But in the mean time we want to help the mothers.
“We will be bringing more items, because we were given a list. We intend to be donating often so that babies can survive” she added.
Professor Ebenezer Badoe, Head of the Child Health Department who received the items, described the donation as a tactical one.
He said “looks like a tactical donation which is tailored to our needs. It’s something that we have asked for a long time. You brought the right items and we are grateful.”
He added “we are so grateful for your kind thoughts, at least the mothers will know there are people thinking about them and care about them.”
The group made a similar donation at the Tema General Hospital early this year, and plans to visit other regions.
Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Senanu Damilola Wemakor