On Monday September 30,2019 two Public Health Nurse- Rita Wurapa and Rose Ayivor while on their routine monitoring with the District Director of Health Services at Dambai in Oti Region came across a pregnant woman in labour in the Middle of the road.
The Pregnant woman was being rushed to the Dambai Health Center on a motorbike by the husband due to poor road from the village but unfortunately there was a spontaneous delivery labour on their way.
The team stopped and helped deliver the pregnant woman safely and rushed her to the Dambai Health Center.
Rose Ayivor told Kasapa News;
“myself and the Director and the Public health Nurse, we got down from the car, we asked of a cloth to wrap the baby, we asked of a polythene bag to put on our hand and thread just to tied the cord but we were not having a blade or anything like that so we quickly called the midwife at the health center so the midwife came with the necessary instruments for the cord clamp”.
Pregnant Women in Ghana particularly in rural areas continue to suffer accessibility challenges due to poor road networks.
The high Maternal Mortality rate for instance in the Eastern Region remains a bane Ghana Health Service is grappling to significantly minimize.
Source : Ghana Web