Kinross Chirano recently announced the donation of a fully equipped maternity clinic to the Chirano community of the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region.
The maternity clinic is part of Chirano’s long-term community development plan, in partnership with the Community Consultative Committee (CCC), and includes the construction of five healthcare centres in the region.
The 10-bed maternity clinic cost approximately US$81,000 (GHC 470,000) and is equipped with medical supplies for delivery, recovery beds and an uninterruptible power supply to stabilize critical equipment in the event of a power outage.
The project aims to reduce Ghana’s maternal mortality rate by offering medical support through all stages of pregnancy and delivery.
At a ceremony to commission the clinic, Terence Watungwa, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano, spoke on Kinross’ commitment to supporting the healthcare of the community.
“A healthy community promotes socio-economic well-being and has a direct effect on our operations because most of our employees live in these communities,” said Terence. “The health and safety of local residents is of utmost importance to us, and we will continue using our resources to provide support where we can.”