Wenchi, June 16, GNA – A German-based Ghanaian Philanthropist, Mr Kwame Abrefa Busia, has constructed an ultra modern 48-bed capacity ward for the Urological unit of the Wenchi Methodist hospital.
The cost of the fully furnished ward is estimated at GHȼ622,000.00.
Dr Bosomtwe Boateng, Urology Specialist at the hospital said the unit recorded 1,500 cases in 2016 as against 1,200 in 2015.
He said the highest cases were prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer.
He advised men above 50 years to go for regular medical check-ups to know their prostrate and other health status.
Dr Boateng said about 95 per cent of cases reported earlier could be treated without surgery adding that patients who underwent endoscopic surgery had no effect on their erectile function.
He said cases turned dangerous and complicated when there was a delay in seeking medical care and attention.
Mr Clement Kwasi Botwe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, said the ward would help improved on healthcare delivery in the Municipality.
Most Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, commended the donor for the gesture and called on other citizens abroad to emulate.