Caesarean section is not an abomination - Mad Faustina Osei Mensah
The Tafo Pankrono Health Directorate on Tuesday, October 28, 2020, unveiled Constant Hospital Limited and also took the opportunity to educate the public.
The Tafo Pankrono Municipal Health Director, Madam Faustina Osei Mensah has educated pregnant women who perceive cesarean section to be an unfavourable circumstance to have a change of mind and not be troubled when they fail to go through the normal vaginal delivery.
According to her, a lot of women lose confidence when they are informed of going through the process and try to justify themselves with traditional beliefs which sees the act as abominable in the society.
“The fact is that not all women can go through the normal vaginal delivery,” she said.
“Some may have to resort to caesarian sections yet there are others who object the idea of surgery due to their family beliefs. What we want to tell them is that it’s nothing dangerous and purposely for the wellbeing of the unborn child and mother. Operation is not a taboo, it’s a normal process to save the mother and child.”
The Tafo Pankrono Health Directorate on Tuesday, October 28, 2020, unveiled Constant Hospital Limited through a grand durbar as series of health talk was cultured towards patients. As part of the corporate responsibility to the health facility towards the general public, free health screening was organized to check diabetes, hepatitis, blood pressure and also offer free medical advice.
Mad Faustina briefing the press enlightened on the need for pregnant women to be consistent with hospital visitations till their time of delivery. She spoke that it helps women to receive education and counselling about how to handle different aspects of their pregnancy.
Issues such as healthy eating and physical activity, screening tests needed, and what to expect during labour and delivery are all discussed which prepares the pregnant woman and baby for safe delivery.
She advised that post-natal care must also be a key factor to support and careful monitoring after birth to avert infant death.
“Some women want their husbands to invest in their dressing before they go for weighing (postnatal care). That is wrong. You just need to get something simple and go with your card for the sake of your child. It is also needful; to be regular at clinics and avoid the mentality of giving birth at home. There might be certain things lacking once your time is up for delivery.
“We are bringing health to your doorstep so we have trained some of our nurses who operate at small villages and weigh children to go through the needed measures to protect them from sicknesses,” she added.
The Chief Executive Officer of Constant Hospital, Dr Kwaku Gyarteng encouraged patients with or without the National Health Insurance cover not to hesitate when they have issues that need to be attended to by a physician.
“Aside curing people, we are also doing preventive medicine so from time to time we will be announcing to people what we want to do. There are times we want to see women and find a way to treat them before it becomes a big deal. We’ll do same for men so they should get updated because we are here for them.”