President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 31st August 2021, fulfilled the pledge made by Government to pay for the full cost of the surgery of the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital).
Dircetor of Communications at the Presidency Mr Eugene Arhin said on Tuesday August 31 that through the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, an amount of GH¢14,394,397.58 has been released for the procedure, which is expected to commence in the second week of September.
The amount is for the cost of operation and the purchase of surgical equipment, Mr Arhin said in a Facebook post.
The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare on Monday, July 5, 2021, announced that Mr Akufo-Addo was going to pay for the full cost of the surgery.
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.
Doctors say it will cost about GH¢3million to separate the Siamese siblings.
The twins, in their third month, are joined at the head.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana