The social group Poatnation in Obuasi has demonstrated its commitment to community welfare by donating various baby care products to the maternity ward of the Obuasi Government Hospital. In addition, the group covered medical bills totalling GH¢ 10,000.00 for some mothers in need.
The donated items included bed pads, diapers, detergent, and antiseptic soap, which are essential for the care and hygiene of newborns and their mothers. Mr Meshack Okai, the Founder of Poatnation, emphasized that this initiative is part of the group's annual donations to vulnerable groups as a social responsibility.
According to Mr Okai, Poatnation has made it a mission to undertake three donations each year. He explained, “As a group, we engage in voluntary contributions aimed at specific causes, and this time we decided to support the mothers in the maternity ward. Women go through a lot during labour, so we decided to assist them in easing the burdens and challenges that labour can bring.”
Mr Okai also appealed to other well-meaning Ghanaians and groups to contribute to such donations, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in making society a better place.
Madam Peace Mati, the Administrator of the Hospital, received the donated items on behalf of the maternity ward and expressed heartfelt gratitude to Poatnation for their kind gesture towards nursing mothers. She particularly commended the group for not only providing essential baby care products but also covering the medical bills of some mothers, further alleviating their financial burdens.
The nursing mothers who benefited from the donated items came together to express their gratitude to Poatnation. They collectively thanked the group for their generosity and prayed for God's protection over its members so that they can continue to extend support to others in need.