34-year-old seriously sick Ghanaian teacher 'begs' for support to survive

34-year-old seriously sick Ghanaian teacher 'begs' for support to survive

- 34-year-old Martin Opoku Asamoah, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) teacher has appealed for help to raise GHc 166,479.00 ($30,000)

- The amount will help Asamoah undergo a renal transplant in India

- Asamoah is suffering from End-Stage Kidney Disease

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Martin Opoku Asamoah, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) teacher of the Awisen/Kayera MA JHS in the Offinso District, has called on the public to help him raise US$30,000 to undergo a renal transplant in India.

Asamoah, 34, has been diagnosed with End-Stage Kidney Disease and is currently undergoing haemodialysis at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

He has been undergoing haemodialysis twice weekly since June 2019.

A letter to seek financial support issued to him by Dr Ellit Korankeng Tannor, Senior Specialist Physician Nephrologist, and Professor Bernard Nkum, Head of Department of Medicine, said the patient’s condition had been complicated by severe anaemia, severe hypertension and pulmonary oedema.

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34-year-old seriously sick teacher 'begs' for support to survive

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The letter said the patient was currently ''on admission for Klebsiella pneumonia and on IV ciprofloxacin according to sensitivity pattern.''

The patient has been advised to consider renal transplantation “as a means to improve his survival and quality of life and is seeking support to do so,” the letter stated

The Offinso Municipal Directorate of Education for its part is also seeking support for their ailing staff to help him undergo the transplant.

A letter dated October 15, 2019 and signed by the District Director of Education, Ms Joyce Aduama, solicited for support for Asamoah.

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