- Thirteen needy mothers who were 'trapped' at the Korle Bu teaching hospital in Ghana have received a breadth of fresh air.
- The bills the women incurred at the hospital running into N1.83m was paid off by Yvonne Okoro, a Ghanian actress
- Yvonne Okoro embarked on the charity donation as part of her yearly giving back to society, along with her 2 sisters
Popular Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Okoro, with her sisters, Elizabeth Okoro and Roseline Okoro, has paid off N1,835,095.24 to clear the medical bills for some 13 needy mothers at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, capital of Ghana.
Pulse.com.gh reports that some of the mothers spent more than two months at the maternity ward of the hospital while others spent two weeks.
The greatest debtor was reportedly owing the hospital close to N547,576.11.
The report said Yvonne made the payment as part of her year-in-year-out charity works to give back to the society.
In addition to settling the bills, the three sisters also donated some baby items worth thousands of Ghana cedis for the upkeep of their babies.
Among the items were Yazz sanitary pads, diapers, baby milk and powder. The rest included Ghandour baby products, hand sanitizers, Faytex, toothbrushes from Yazz, detergents and hand wash.
According to Yvonne Okoro who spoke at a short gathering after the donations, she had heard the stories of the women who were literally trapped at the hospital and was touched to do something about their situation.
The award-winning actress used the occasion to encourage young women to plan and make sure they are prepared before bringing babies into the world.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Izuchukwu Uchechukwu Chioma, a senior nursing officer at Dala Orthopedic Hospital, recently marked her birthday in a very special way by giving to charity.
According to the report, the nurse donated free wheelchairs and other medical supplies to patients who are still receiving treatments in the hospital.
Chioma said the need to celebrate her birthday that way was informed by her observation that many patients could afford their medical needs.
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