CONJOINED TWINS NEED GH3M FOR SURGERY-RIDGE HOSPITAL REACHING THE PUBLIC
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CONJOINED TWINS NEED GH3M FOR SURGERY-RIDGE HOSPITAL REACHING THE PUBLIC


 





CONJOINED TWINS NEED GH3M FOR SURGERY-RIDGE HOSPITAL REACHING THE PUBLIC 



Medical doctors at Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) calling on the public to help separate two months old conjoined babies.



They explain that this is the first time doctors here will be conducting sure a specialized operation, so we will try all our best to save them, so we are also calling on the public to support as with prayers and financially as we prepare for that.



This babies as been conjoined at the head and we need an amount of GH 3,000,000,000 for surgery to enable them live independently,



A Neurosurgeon at the Ridge Hospital, Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, Speaking at the press said the operation will be done in various phases.



A minimum of 4 to 5 stages of surgery will be required because when you view the image, the first thing you see is that their heads are joined.”

He noted, “there is a bone defect because the brains are attached and you need to work on that. If we are able to separate them successfully, which we hope to, then we should have enough skin to cover up.”


Again, they have a lot of blood vessels that are now coming up and the more you wait, the more they get intertwined, and it becomes more difficult,” he added.

The phenomenon of twins conjoined at the head are said to occur once in every 2.5 million births



The type of surgery to be performed is not common and it comes at a very high cost.

“The cost is quite expensive and very relative. When we did our search, this can cost between $1.5 million and 4.6 million dollars out there,” Dr Kaba said.

“And when we did the local cost to see, we came to around GH¢3,000,000.00 which is almost half a million dollars,” he added.



About 60 per cent of twins conjoined at the head, unfortunately, die in the womb and another 35% dies within 24 hours after birth leaving only 5% who survive until surgery.

However, to have any chance of living, the Bansah babies who have already defied great odds, will need another miracle of a GH¢3 million for the surgery.

“I am asking for help, I want Ghanaians and anyone at all to help me,” their father pleaded.

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