Accra, March 30, GNA
- The Ridge Hospital recorded 76 deliveries during Easter holidays according to
official sources from the Hospital.
Ms Susanna Asamoah, Principal Nursing Officer in Charge of the Labour Ward at the Hospital, said on Tuesday that the deliveries occurred between Good Friday and Easter Sunday this year.
In all, 21 males and 23 females were normal deliveries whilst 15 males and 17 females were delivered through caesarean sections.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Ms Asamoah said the hospital did not record any deaths during the period, adding that ‘’some of the mothers who underwent caesarean sections are still on admission for monitoring’’.
At the La Polyclinic, Mrs Vivian Ogun, Principal Nursing Officer in Charge of Maternity, noted that a total of 30 births were recorded at the facility between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Out of the total number, three were delivered through caesarean sections.
She said although most of the mothers had been discharged, some were still on admission for monitoring due to some complications encountered during delivery.
She added that most of the mothers, especially those who gave birth on Easter Sunday were very happy because they felt they had given birth to “special children who had something in common with Jesus Christ who resurrected on Easter Sunday”.