In fulfilment of a presidential pledge made a fortnight ago, by the presidency, the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei Opare, this morning presented a cheque valued at GHs 14, 394,397.58 to be used in the separation process of the conjoined twins.
Out of this amount, GHs 3million will be used for the purchase of consumables whiles the reminder will be used in acquiring equipments.
As could be recalled, the presidency pledged to take up the full cost of the surgery to be performed on the conjoined twins right here in Ghana at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge).
The above disclosure was made by the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Osei Opare when she visited the twins at the Ridge Hospital on Monday, the 5th day of July, 2021.
Presenting the cheque, the Chief of Staff expressed her delight to be at the facility this morning on behalf of the president of the Republic and in fulfillment of an earlier pledge of support following a news item last month which was made through the Health Minister and by the approval of cabinet.
“Today am here to announce that the money is not in the pipeline, but it has fully been released,” Chief of Staff stressed.
The hospital in receiving the cheque expressed gratitude to the President for the gesture and promised to ensure a successful operation on the twins.
“It’s my fervent prayer that you soon have your independence” Madam Frema said
whiles wishing them well in their journey to get separated.
“What you are trying to do will turn the tales of healthcare in Ghana, it will fit into our believe that Ghanaians have the capable and given the opportunity and support, they can reach the height that any other person have reached,” Madam Frema Opare advised whiles encouraging the experts at the Hospital.
She encouraged the country’s Human Resource to chart the path of development in the country by emulating the efforts and example of Medical team at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
She seized the opportunity to express her decision to back the medical team with prayers for a successful operation.
By Kingsley Asiedu