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Government to pay full cost of conjoined twins’ surgery

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The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that government will bear the full cost of conjoined twins’ surgery at the Ridge Hospital.

This was made known by the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Opare at a short ceremony on Monday, July 5, 2021.

She said the surgery will be a historic one and the President sees it as an opportunity to save lives and also help the family of the twins.

Mrs Akosua Frema Opare said “The president takes this is a historic opportunity, one that will save lives, save the family from the problems that they not be able to deal with in the future, but also build capacity for Ghana. It is my pleasure to announce that the president has said all related cost of this exercise, the State is willing to take over and is ready to take over the cost and make sure that there is no mishap.”

She also said “What you need is timeous release of the funds so that you get your equipment on time and everything. That is guaranteed. We are also going to back you in prayers. I will also call on all Ghanaians to back our doctors with prayers because this is a historic moment, and they need not just our money, but they need our moral support.”

Rebecca Bansah, mother of the twins last month appealed for public support for the surgery which doctors said will cost GH¢3million to separate them.

Source: Ghana Waves

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