The Chairman and Founder of Kabaka Foundation in Ghana, Nana Owiredu Wadie on his birthday on 28th September 2021 commissioned a refurbished Neo-natal and Intensive Care Unit, NICU and creation of 2 Pre-natal wards at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.
The NICU department which is a referral point in the region has been expanded from a 30-bed capacity to a 50-bed capacity to house more babies, to save the lives of newborn babies in the region. The Kabaka Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission of spreading the love of God by putting smiles on the faces of the needy and underprivileged in society through impactful social interventions and community development programs.
The Foundation undertakes projects focused on orphans, nursing mothers, street children, sick and terminally ill, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable people in society. Every year, Nana Owiredu Wadie shows love to the hospital and this year he choose to do so through his Foundation by expanding and refurbishing the NICU and creating two Pre-natal Special wards which have been named after his mother, Madam Yaa Boatemaa.
This is to help provide a serene and hygienic health infrausture for newborn babies who need intensive care and pregnant women in labour at the hospital. Nana Owiredu Wadie also donated 20 thousand Ghana cedis as payment for hospital bills for some nursing mothers and newborn babies who are still at the facility due to non-payment of bills.
He promised to construct a new multi-complex NICU department with an OPD and a mothers’ hostel for the Eastern Regional hospital which should be commissioned on his next birthday to house mothers whose babies are kept at the NICU.
The foundation also donated provisions and toiletries to the hospital and nursing mothers. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry and MP for New Juaben South, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi, while appreciating the gesture, called on other benevolent organizations and individuals from Koforidua to emulate the example and assist the government in providing quality health for the citizenry.
The Clinical Director of the Eastern Regional Hospital, Dr Foster Amponsah-Manu, expressed gratitude to the foundation adding that the hospital is faced with lots of challenges and called for assistance in that direction.
He also presented a painting to Nana Owiredu Wadie on behalf of the hospital as an appreciation for his continuous support of the hospital.
The Executive Director of Kabaka Foundation, Henry Larbi pledged that his team will ensure that their Chairman’s pledge for the hospital is achieved by next year at this same time.