Cases of maternal deaths saw drastic reduction at the Bono Regional hospital in Sunyani with the facility recording only three cases in 2020 compared to 20 cases in 2019.
The Supervisor at the Antenatal Clinic of the hospital, Mrs Joval Nyarko-Ababio told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that anaemia, eclampsia and sickel cell contributed to most of the deaths.
She therefore appealed for monitors, BP apparatus and more doctors, assuring that the facility would not record any maternal death in 2021 if the needs were provided.
Earlier, the Bono Regional Minister, Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, visited various wards and feted patients on admission.
The Minister supplied the patients with Christmas packages including tin tomatoes, cooking oil, rice, spices and beverages.
Mrs Kumi-Richardson urged the patients to adhere to advice from health workers and take their drugs to facilitate their healing processes.
The Midwife in-charge of maternity at the hospital, Mrs Vida Tiwaa, said nine babies comprising four boys and five girls were born on December 31, 2020.
As of 12:00 G.M.T., five babies had been delivered, she said adding that some pregnant women were also in labour.
Mrs Tiwaa appealed to pregnant women to attend regular ante-natal clinics to protect themselves and their unborn babies.