Kokrooko Charities, a charity organization under the tutelage of Kwami Sefa Kayi, host of Kookroko morning show on Peace Fm in collaboration with KGL Foundation, has donated two incubators worth $20,000 to the Kyebi Government Hospital in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Mr. Sefa Kayi, host of Peace FM’s flagship morning show presenting the items to the hospital management said the research was done where infant mortality was on the rise, hence the decision to step up and buy 100 incubators to support healthcare in the country.
According to him “We are here at the Kyebi Government Hospital where we have done two presentations of two incubators and that makes it a total of 39. Each incubator is $10,000”.
“Our target was to do 40 by the end of the year, we’ve done 39 and it’s not bad, we’ve managed and so, going into next year, we are hoping that depending on how we get sponsorship and how people respond to it we probably can do maybe another 40 hopefully and slowly we will get to our figure of 100 and then Kokrokoo Charities would wrap up on incubator project,” he said.
The ace broadcaster expressed gratitude to the KGL limited for providing the funds in making sure the incubators are purchased for the selected hospitals.
Medical Superintendent, Kyebi Government Hospital, Dr. Richard Nii Darko Duodu, who received the incubators expressed their gratitude to the Kokrokoo Charities for the kind gesture and therefore promised to ensure that the incubators are maintained so they can last for a longer period.
According to him, the hospital has a lot of challenges but said the incubators will help resolve most of them.
“Initially we were unable to admit patients since we were lacking incubators, this year alone, we had to refer about 50 patients to our referral hospital, Koforidua Regional hospital. Now, we have the incubators so we can now take care of premature babies. We have experts who can use the incubators, so we can now admit patients from nearby hospitals” he said.