21st Clinic, the highly qualified and expert team of healthcare avenue, has added to its many branches across the country a specialist Sciatica Research and Treatment Centre.
The fully equipped Centre with modern facilities is expected to provide complete healthcare assistance to patients in and around East Legon, American House, where it was inaugurated.
The facility will provide advanced research and treatment that influences policy direction and programme implementation to improve the well-being and reduce ill health in Ghana and globally.
The facility inaugurated on Sunday, November 21 at a beautiful ceremony becomes the first of its kind in the whole of Africa.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 21st Clinic, Dr. Blessed Foster, explained that the reason for the Sciatica Research and Treatment Centre’s establishment is to “delve into the canker of sciatica affecting the populace” and finding a lasting solution to it.
According to him, the Centre will offer a unique avenue for the conduct of sciatica research and treatment that influences policy direction in addition to helping to prevent the further spread of sciatica issues in its total elimination in the foreseeable future.
He revealed the facility would not only “serve as a research and treatment [centre] but as a referral Centre for other health facilities as well as global health bodies for intensive studies on Sciatica”, adding that the Centre would “lead to a better health, better care and better lives” for all clients.
“21st Clinic has rapidly evolved during the past six years of its inception and it has changed the way health care is currently delivered. Sciatica Research and Treatment Centre offers a uniquely unique platform for the conduct of sciatica research and treatment that influences policy direction and programme implementation to improve well-being and reduce ill-health in Ghana and globally. The rationale of this establishment of Sciatica Research and Treatment Centre is to delve deeply into this canker of sciatica affecting the populace and the world as a whole to help in its total elimination in the foreseeable future.”
He added, “The clinic morbidity report from our health management systems (HMS) from the period under review January 2020 – 31st December, 2020 depicts that a total of 26, 880 accounted for the total reported cases. Out of these incidence, 18, 816 patients reported with Sciatica representing 70% of the total cases for the year 2020.
“A total recovery events of sciatica was 16, 558 representing 88%. This establishment is not only going to serve as a research and treatment but as a referral Centre for other health facilities as well as global health bodies for intensive studies on Sciatica”.
Dr. Blessed Foster further used the opportunity to express appreciation to his hardworking staff, whom he described as the backbone to the amazing edifice and opportunities shining upon the Clinic.
“Permit me to thank all the stakeholders of which the key of them are my competent staffs from the top and level to the lower level who through their immense contribution and creativity has made us a whole today. At 21st Clinic, we have always believed in the cardinal principle of Proverbs 14:23 which says ‘In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. We have always believed in hard work and here we are today and strategically perceive the future to be bright and fruitful’.”
The official opening of the Centre brought together hundreds of people including traditional leaders, politicians, men of God among other prominent people across the country.
Some of the traditional leaders that were present included Kokura Nyarko, Abira Hemaa, Nana Serwaa Ampem (Bretuo Hemaa), Nana Ama Agyeiwaa Jodie ( Awerempem hemaa Dotobaa), Nana Ama Boahemaa (Adonten hemaa), Nana Yaa Fosua, Nana Owusu Adumi (kumsa domasi Sanaa hemaa), Nana Saa Derteh ( Baanofour hemaa), Nana Sarpong Kumankoma (Benkum hene), Nii Mensah Dza-Nwomoh I, Kwabenya-Musuku Mantse, Naa Adoley Abladey I, Queen mother of Shukura Traditional Area, Nana Obuoba Kissi, Gyaasehene of Asante Daaho Traditional Area, Mampong and Naa Aba Kwanor I, Queen mother of Dansoman Traditional Area.