Ghanaian actress and philanthropist, Yvonne Okoro has reportedly paid an amount of GHC26,810.45 to clear medical bills for some 13 needy mothers at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra.
Some of these mothers have stayed in the hospital for almost two weeks due to their inability to pay their bills.
One of them was owing the hospital to close to GHC 8000. Yvonne, together with her sisters, Elizabeth Okoro and Roseline Okoro, visited the maternity ward on Wednesday to settle the bills so the mothers could finally take their babies home.
The gesture was part of Yvonne’s yearly charity activity to give back to society which has contributed immensely to her movie career.
In addition to the bills, she also donated some babies’ items worth thousands of Ghana cedis for the upkeep of their babies. Among the items were Yazz sanitary pad, diapers, baby milk and powder. The rest included Ghandour baby products, hand sanitizers, Faytex, Toothbrushes from Yazz, detergents and hand wash.
Speaking at the ceremony to joy FM, Yvonne Okoro revealed that she was touched to come to the aid of the women after hearing their story. The award-winning actress used the occasion to encouraged young women to plan and make sure they are prepared before bringing babies into the world.
In his address Mr. Mustapha Salifu, Head of Public Relations at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital thanked Yvonne Okoro for her benevolence and encouraged others in society emulate her kind gesture.
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