- A 27-year-old woman has given birth to conjoined twins at the Akuse Government Hospital in the Eastern Region for the first time
- This makes it a historic medical feat since the hospital's 111 years of existence
- The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, disclosed this in a post on his Facebook wall
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A 27-year-old woman has given birth to Siamese twins at the Akuse Government Hospital in the Eastern Region for the first time since the hospital's inception in 1911.
The mother and the conjoined twins are doing well.
Announcing this historic medical achievement in a post on Facebook, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who was invited to witness the rare phenomenon, celebrated the medical team led by Dr Tyrus Valmont.
''Today history was made. The Akuse Government Hospital established in 1911 successfully carried out its first delivery of conjoined twins (Siamese twins).
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''Happy to report that mother and conjoined babies who are all my beloved constituents from Torgorme are well and doing great. I celebrate the medical team led by Odade3 Dr Tyrus Valmont for this remarkable feat,'' he said.
The MP for North Tongu indicated that though the Akuse Government Hospital is located in the Eastern Region, it serves many of his constituents in the Torgorme, Fodzoku and Juapong enclave.
To mark the historic occasion, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa donated an infant incubator to end the years of lack of an incubator in the hospital.
He also donated other items requested by the experts for the mother and children, pledging to shoulder all financial commitments including the cost of final surgery to separate the conjoined babies who appear to be joined at the thorax.
Read the full post below.
In other news, US-based Ghanaian couple, Kwamena Cudjoe, and his wife, Penelope Cudjoe, have shared their experience about how they handled money during retirement to start a business.
Cudjoe immigrated to the US from Ghana in the 1970s and was later joined by his wife.
Before retiring from active work, he worked as a university professor and then as an international relations officer for the US federal government.
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