Medical doctors and other health professionals from the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSBC) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have arrived in Tamale to perform a number of surgeries for patients in Tamale hospital.
The 27-member team of which is led by the Director of RPSBC, Opoku Ware Ampomah, arrived in the Northern Regional capital over the weekend to perform surgeries such as repair of clefts and lip palate, contractures due to burns, removal of keloids and scars, among others. Over a hundred patients have been slated to benefit from this exercise.
In a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Mustapha Salifu, it stated that the main objective for the outreach was to build capacity for reconstructive and plastic surgery practice in the northern sector of the country and in future establish a Centre there.
The week-long medical outreach is part of activities to mark RPSBC’s 15th Anniversary under the theme: “Saving Lives through Effective Burns and Trauma Management”, the statement added.
Other activities to be undertaken during the outreach will be a lecture for medical students of the University for Development Studies, Tamale and a press briefing, it indicated.

Ghananewslink.com

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