The Ghana Prisons Service in collaboration with the Chosen Hospital and the True Vine Charismatic Church International have successfully performed free surgical operations for a number of 63 inmates from 8 selected prison facilities on Saturday, 8 June, 2024.

The surgeries which were conducted at the Nsawam Prison Hospital included 32 Hernia repairs, 14 Lipomata, 7 Hydrocele, 2 Fibroadenoma, 3 Bullet Pallets removals and 5 Cystic Body Swellings.

The 63 inmates including females diagnosed with various surgical conditions were selected from the Ankaful Maximum Prison, Nsawam Female Prison, Osamkrom Camp Prison, Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Nsawam Camp Prison, James Camp Prison, Akuse and the Winneba Local Prison.

A team of qualified medical professionals comprising 5 consultant surgeons, 2 licensed senior medical officers, 3 anesthetists and 20 allied health professionals embarked on this free surgical outreach at the Nsawam Prison Hospital which is fully equipped with standard surgical machines.

“Access to adequate healthcare is a fundamental right and this intervention ensures that, inmates receive timely and quality medical care.” Supt.Dr. L.K. Acheampong, the Medical Superintendent at the Prison Hospital stated.

This intervention is part of a broader reform effort to improve prison condition and uphold the health and well-being of the inmates.
Patients were given a standard aspetic care ensuring all Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) protocol without compromise.

All operated inmates are currently on admission at the Nsawam Prison Hospital ward receiving post-operative care.

By: DSP. Samuel Kofi Opoku

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