First Lady donates to Ridge and LA General Hospitals

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and the Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with B.R.A.I.N Project, Global Outreach Consortium, Future of Africa Foundation and GCB Bank has made separate donations of medical supplies to the Ridge Hospital and the La General Hospital in Accra.

Dr. Nana Yaw Appiah presented the donations, which were valued at about USD 3,734,061.50, to these two health facilities on Friday, March 23, 2018 on behalf of the Rebecca Foundation and the B.R.A.I.N. Project and Dr. Jean Louis Benae, Co-Founders of the B.R.A.I.N project.

The items ranged from Neurosurgery Operating Microscopes, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Implants, Cranial Access Kits, Respiratory Ventilators, Pedriatic Stretchers, Hospital Beds, Anesthesia Kits, Examination Gloves, Crutches, Exam Tables, Walkers, Catheter Kits, Surgery Kits, Oxygen Masks, Alcohol Prep Pads, Hospital Drapes, wound dressings, SHARPS containers, Neck Braces, Assorted Orthopaedic Knee and Wrist Braces, Syringes, Walking Boots, Pedriatric Emergency System, Central Line Insertion Kits and others.

Relatedly, the Rebecca Foundation and the B.R.A.I.N. Project as part of their “Restoring Hope Initiative” invited a 40-member team of doctors and medical professionals from Germany and the United States of America to undertake varying degrees of health screening across the country.

The team visited and worked at the St. Michael’s Hospital, close to Kumasi, the Tamale General Hospital to serve the three Northern Regions, La General Hospital, and Ridge Hospital in Accra.

Patients who were identified to be in need of critical surgical attention following the health screening exercises were transported to the Ridge Hospital in Accra, where all the surgical operations were undertaken at no expense to them between March 19th and 25th, 2018.

Procedures performed included but not limited to Hydrocephalus Surgery, Posterior Spinal Fusion with Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF), Anterior Cervical Fusion and Decompression, and Cervical Spine Corpectomy.

The rest were Orthopedic Fracture Reconstruction, Complex Hand Deformity Surgeries, Excision of Upper Extremity Tumors, Tissue Reconstruction with Skin Grafts, and correction of Dupuytrens Contractor.

So far, the team had performed more than 25 complex surgeries in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and general surgery on patients comprising children and adults.

The Rebecca Foundation has since its establishment championed the health needs of mothers and children in the country.

 

Story: Mizpah ETORMENYE MENSAVIE-AYIVOR

Writer’s email: mizpah.mensavie-ayivor@todaygh.com

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