Ms. Yvonne Okoro paid GH¢26,810 in total hospital bills for 13 mothers with newborns at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. The mothers could not be discharged with infant children after delivery because they had outstanding bills they had not been able to pay.

Some beneficiaries had stayed at the maternity ward for as long as two months after having had their babies. One mother had outstanding bills to the tune of GH¢8,000. Ms. Yvonne Okoro and her sisters Elizabeth Okoro and Roseline Okoro visited the maternity ward in person and paid off the outstanding bills so the mothers could take their babies home.

The generous gesture was part of Ms. Okoro’s yearly charitable outreach project to give back to society. In addition to paying off the bills, Ms. Okoro also gave the beneficiary mothers baby diapers and infant formula, toiletries, detergents and hand sanitizers.

In comments made at the presentation, Ms. Okoro said she was touched by the plight of the mothers. She appealed to women to plan and ensure they are prepared before making babies.

Head of Public Relations at KBTH, Mr. Mustapha Salifu, thanked Ms. Okoro for her benevolence and encouraged others in society to emulate her kind gesture.

Credits: | Francis Addo