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Separation of conjoined twins to be performed in September

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, says the government has made the requisite funds available for the procurement of equipment to separate a set of conjoined twins.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Agyeman-Manu indicated that some equipment for the procedure has already arrived in the country.

“We wrote and sent our needs to the Chief of Staff. They have written to release funds to us. We have started procurement processes towards procurement of equipment that will enable the doctors to perform the surgeries. So, we are seriously on course. We haven’t had any problem at all. Some equipment has even arrived, and we are actually getting things fast to get things moving.”

According to Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh Medical Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital;

“We are not in a great hurry for the surgery to be performed because we are waiting for the optimal opportunity for the surgery to be performed. For the technical people, we have received information that the surgeries must start from the first week in September with the initial stage. The surgery will be performed in different stages, but the first is to prepare and expand the skin so that when they are separated there can be a redundant skin that can be used to be close up.”

The twins were born to a 15-year-old girl, Rebecca Bansah, who last month appealed to the public to help raise funds for the procedure.

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