The St. Anne’s Hospital in the West Gonja municipal capital of the Savannah Region, Damongo as at Wednesday, 8th February 2023 conducted various surgeries. The surgical team operated upon with 51 patients in five days with the daily average number of cases pegged at 10.
Some of the cases done so far included hemorrhoids, hernia, thyroidectomy, hydrocele, cholelithiasis, lumps and bumps and keloids.
According to the consultant leading the surgical team, Dr. Nelson Agboador, the hospital undertook a similar exercise in November, 2022 which was highly patronized by the public.
Currently, the team has done four of thyriodectomy among others.
Dr. Nelson stressed that residents should not be worried about the number of cases done so far noting that not all of their clients are from Damongo; people came from Accra to undergo the surgery here in Damongo, that it is a good sign of people getting good and affordable health to increase their life without having to travel to other parts of the country.
Dr Nelson also indicated that some of the conditions such as the thyroid/goiters could lead to infertility which would have affected their marriages because of hormonal imbalances.
He further stated that there could be many people needing this intervention but are challenged financially not withstanding the intervention of the NHIS.
Dr Nelson however lamented on how most people allowed their conditions to deteriorate before they seek medical treatment, which he said is bad and therefore encouraged patients to seek for early medical treatment especially patients with surgical conditions.
He added that the surgery is a process of bring solutions to a lot of problems and that, they are hoping to do over 30 more surgical cases by Friday, 10th February, 2023.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/ Gogu Edwin/0555588660