The Minister for Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated an advanced neurosurgical equipment to facilitate the surgery of the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH).
The ultramodern equipment which cost over GH₵14 million would help in the separation of twins joined at the head and other highly complex surgeries in the country, and prevent parents from flying them to foreign countries.
The Minister expressed hopes that the equipment would strengthen efforts towards making Ghana a medical tourism center.
He added that his ministry in cooperation with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) was working with great effort to enhance training and specialisation of medical officers in the country.
Dr. Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, the Medical Director of the GARH also expressed his gratitude to the government for the provision and assured proper maintenance of the equipment.
He added: “We will continue to provide all needed support to ensure its success and leverage this equipment to provide more service to Ghanaians and many clients who come for treatment in the country”.
The news of the conjoined twins was viral in June last year, after a public appeal to raise funds for their surgery. The three months old twins at the time were conjoined at the head, and data suggested that only about 5% of such cases survived until surgery.