Ghana government pays around US$500k for conjoined twins’ surgery

Call us

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu
Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

The Ghanaian government on Thursday paid 3 million Ghana cedis (496,903 U.S. dollars) to help cover the cost of a separation surgery of four-month-old conjoined twins.

According to a statement by the Minister of Health Agyemang Manu, funds have been released and the conjoined twins are set to undergo surgery in September.
“We have also started procuring equipment that would enable the doctors to perform the surgeries,” said Agyemang Manu.

“Some of the equipment has arrived. The doctors are on course and we are getting things actually moving very fast for us to get the thing going,” added Manu.

On July 5, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo announced to pay for the surgery following massive social media campaigns to solicit funds for the conjoined twins.

About 135 Ghanaian doctors are expected to come together to carry out the historic procedure of separate the two conjoined twins currently at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. Enditem

Previous articleGhana’s Prince Larbie aspires to be world champion

Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China’s online international communication capacity.
Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.

Source link

Call us