Samira Bawumia interacting with a client at the hospital
Samira Bawumia, wife of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, has paid a surprise visit to new and expectant mothers at the La General Hospital in the La Dadekotopon Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.
Mrs. Bawumia, a champion of maternal health, through her safe delivery project, has supported expectant mothers in the third trimester with birth kits and used the visit to acquaint herself on the operations of the hospital, particularly the mother and child unit.
She also interacted with expectant mothers and mothers with their babies to find out the challenges expectant mothers face during antenatal visits.
Speaking to Dr. James Quartey, the head of the obstetric unit, Mrs. Bawumia thanked the staff of the hospital for their dedication and professional discharge of duty towards new and would-be mothers who patronise the facility.
On his part, the medical superintendent, Dr. Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah, after a closed-door management meeting with the second lady, commended her for visiting the facility to seek firsthand information.
This, he said, would help highlight their issues and expedite action from the relevant authorities.
Mrs. Bawumia, accompanied by Members of Parliament (MPs) for La-Dadekotopon and Ledzorkuku-Krowor Constituencies, Vincent Sowah-Odotei and Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, assured them of her support through her not-for-profit organisation, Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP).
She was taken round the facility, where she interacted with women who were being attended to by the obstetrician and gave out bags containing prenatal vitamins, blood supplements, baby care products and beverages.
Mrs. Bawumia is a known maternal health advocate, who through SEHP, has initiated a number of timely and critical interventions such as the safe delivery project.
As part of the project, several traditional birth attendants and health workers are being trained. The second lady has also retooled a number of health facilities in Ghana.