Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have begun examining conjoined twins delivered at the Ejura Government Hospital to enable them separate the babies.

Though the babies, both females have separate heads, chest and limbs they are joined at the abdomen.

News of the unusual birth drew large numbers from the community who trooped to the hospital hoping to catch a glimpse of the babies.

The twins were on Monday morning referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for medics there to determine further medical procedure to separate the babies.

The babies are currently receiving medical attention.

Ultimate News’ Ivan Heathcote–Fumador who has been following the story reported that the doctors are yet to start the procedure to separate the babies but believe both babies can be saved.

According to him, doctors at the facility believe that since the conjoined twins do not share vital organs, they have high chances of survival.

Heathcote–Fumador added that the mother is being monitored by health workers at the Ejura Government Hospital.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that plans are underway to construct five new district hospitals in the Western Region to reduce pressure on the already existing facilities.

He explained that since new communities had sprung up and the country’s population was increasing, there was the need for more hospitals to be established to cater for each citizen.

Nana Akufo-Addo said this in Tarkwa, when he interacted with some chiefs in the Western Region.

Some Ministers of state, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives from the Western Region and party leadership accompanied the President during his three-day tour to the Western Region.

The President told the gathering that the project would commence this year and would benefit the people of Bogoso, Nsueam, Axim, Mpohor and Akotombra when completed.

Osabarima Kwaw Entsei II, Omanhene of Mpohor traditional area, on behalf of his colleagues asked the President what he was doing to improve the poor road networks in and around mining communities and revive the Bonsa tyre and Aboso glass factories that has been abandoned for years.

He reminded the President of the promise he made during the 2016 election to increase mineral royalties to 10 percent for chiefs in mining areas.

In his response, Nana Akufo-Addo reassured the chiefs of honouring his promise as he was having discussions with Minerals Commission.

On the Bonsa tyre factory and Aboso glass factories, the President said they were yet to complete a feasibility studies on the two projects to help the government know its true state.

Dr (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, Breasts Pathologist and Chief Executive Officer of the Peace and Love Hospital, on Thursday advised women to adopt self-breasts examination to avoid contracting cancer.

She said about 80 percent of women have breasts cancer without being aware and stressed the need for self-examination.

She gave the advice at an event, which was organized by Breasts Care International (BCI) in partnership with Delta Airlines in Tamale.

The aim of the event was to educate women on breast cancer and to provide free breasts screening.
She said regular self-examination of the breast and early reporting of any changes would lead to early diagnosing and treatment.

Dr Wiafe-Addai urged lactating mothers to ensure that they breastfed their children properly to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.

She added that women should avoid taking in too much alcohol and must do away with tobacco substances since these could bring about breast cancer.

She also admonished women to go for regular check-ups on their breast and if diagnosed of cancer, they should see breast specialists for treatment.

Madam Barikisu Seidu, Municipal Chief Executive of Tolon encouraged women to take the breast cancer education seriously and urged them to support individuals leaving with breast cancer.

The Haven of Love Children Foundation, a Christian charity organisation working to provide quality livelihoods to the communities has offered free health screening support to some communities in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region.

The organisation, which seeks to provide the health needs of people, screened about 10 communities including Teshie, Zebilla, sapelga among others with funding from the Mr Paul Aboagye Mensah and family foundation and friends from the Diaspora including Canada, USA, England and Saudi Arabia.

A team of doctors drawn from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Pentecost Central Hospital at the weekend conducted the screening on hypertension, blood pressure, blood sugar, and general urine test for children at some selected communities near the district capital Zebilla.

The screening targeted about 700 people including teenage mothers, children, the aged among others.

Dr Abiboye Yifieyeh, Paediatric Surgeon and the team leader from the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital, said the screening was to identify certain chronic diseases in adults, especially hypertension and to counsel affected persons to go for further medical attention.

Dr Yifieyeh said because the area was a deprived one, the organisation was working to make available financial support to people who could not afford the cost of treatment.

He mentioned that the screening was to show the love of God to the people by providing them with the necessary health care.

Dr Yifieyeh urged the people to adopt healthy life styles and practice good hygiene and sanitation.

Madam Gladys Gbadagbali, the Ashaiman Municipal Health Promotion Officer, has called on adolescent girls not to hide their menstruation from their parents so as to receive good hygienic guidance during such periods.

She urged the girls not to use papers during their menstruation since such materials could be dangerous to their health, but rather use sanitary pads.

Madam Gbadagbali said this during an event organised by the SOS Children’s Villages-Ghana, on menstruation sensitisation for school girls at Ashaiman under its “Quality Education Now” programme.

She said the girls should not take advantage of their menstruation period to absent themselves from school and should carefully package used pads and drop them into toilet bins.

She called on parents to support their girl-child during such periods.

Madam Rosemond Boamah, the Programmes Director of the SOS Children’s Villages Ghana – Tema, urged boys to aid the girls at school at the time of their menstruation by subtly drawing their attention to blood spot in their dresses rather than taunt them.