The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Crystal Group, Dr Wisdom Amegbletor, has launched a new specialist centre with a call on Ghanaians, especially women, to pay special attention to their health.
According to him, a research in 2001 revealed that cardiovascular diseases were a major cause of death, followed by infectious and communicable diseases and diseases of respiratory system, cancers, injury and poisoning.
It was along this line that the New Crystal Specialist Centre was conceived in response to tackle the alarm being raised by these life-threatening diseases, he said.
Dr Amegbletor noted that the centre is a one-stop shop that will provide comprehensive preventive care; treatment and rehabilitation to enable Ghanaians remain healthy and productive.
He said facilities at the centre include a stroke unit that would provide preventive care to ensure that those with high risk of developing stroke are given the necessary treatments to prevent it.
The team to operate at the centre includes a physician, an orthopedic surgeon, a physiotherapist, a dietician, an orthotician and a Korean hand acupuncturist.
The CEO further disclosed the setting up of a breast and cervical cancer-screening centre for the early detection and treatment of these cancers, which are the leading causes of deaths among women in Ghana.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Registrar of the Allied Health Professions Council, Dr Samuel Opoku, said he was grateful for the establishment the facility.
He said non-communicable diseases have become a global threat to the development of nations as it was wiping out the fiber of societies.
Dr Opoku revealed that three out of every five deaths was as a result of communicable diseases and said the establishment of such facilities would help give special care to patients.
For his part, the Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku II, praised the founder of the centre for his relentless efforts at making health delivery accessible to all.
He also advised the workers to treat patients with respect when they visit their centre.
Story: From Na-Illatu IDDRISU SIKA, TEMA, ACCRA
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