The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo has finally fulfilled his pledge of helping the parents of the conjoined twins with money to help the siamese babies undergo a ‘do or die’ surgical operation to separate them.
The donation was made to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital by the Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. This was announced on the official Facebook handle of the Ministry of Health with photos of the ceremony shared.
The post made read;
“GOVERNMENT DONATES TO CONJOINED TWINS
The Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, on behalf of President Akuffo-Addo and the State, has presented a cheque of GHC14.39 million to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital towards the surgery to separate the conjoined twins.
The presentation is in fulfillment of a pledge the President made in July during a visit to the family of the twins and Doctors who will perform the surgery.
The Chief of Staff was hopeful that the release of the money would now make way for the purchase of equipment to enable the doctors to perform the surgery on time to save the lives of the conjoined twins.”
Days ago, Ghanaian millionaire, Nana Kwame Bediako aka Freedom Jacob Caesar or Cheddar reportedly gifted the conjoined twins a 5-bedroom house.
This was confirmed by ace broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah on her IG platform. Nana Aba took the video-sharing platform to appreciate the young business magnate for his remarkable benevolence.
She also said so far an amount of ₵600,000 has been raised coming from well-meaning Ghanaians towards the kids’ operation.
Medical doctors at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) are racing against time to separate two-month-old conjoined babies, according to an earlier report shared by MyJoyOnline.
The Siamese twins are conjoined at the head and will need an amount of ¢3,000.000.00 for surgery to enable them live independently.
A Neurosurgeon at the Ridge Hospital, Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, in an interview with JoyNews’ Super Morning Show host, Kojo Yankson said the operation will be done in various phases.
“A minimum of 4 to 5 stages of surgery will be required because when you view the image, the first thing you see is that their heads are joined.”