Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital holds Open Day

The Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH) at Sekondi in the Western Region has held its second Open Day on the theme; “Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Life”.

It has been a day set out by the management of the hospital to allow patients and the general public get first-hand information about access to the different departments which served them when they reported ill and allowed them to ask questions bordering their operations.

The Medical Director of ENRH, Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil, said the day was linked to breast cancer and preventive care, especially when October had been dedicated to breast cancer.

He said his outfit had screened over 700 patients for breast cancer at the facility and over 1,000 on outreach programmes, adding that 300 to 700 new cases were reported in the region every year.

Dr Tambil said many people diagnosed with breast cancer at the early stages had been treated because they reported early enough for screening and detection and were taken through treatment.

He disclosed that a mammogram had been acquired, which would start work soon, and that cancer drugs would be administered to patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

He said that although the hospital had qualified and dedicated staff, some behaviours on their part had dented its image.

He, therefore, cautioned staff to stop “extortion of money from patients or relatives in order to correct your dented image”.

He appealed to the staff of the hospital to report colleagues who indulged in crude practices to management for the necessary action.

He told the staff to give the best service to the patients who visited the facility, so that they could intend spread the good news about ENRH, “so try a rededicate yourselves to your profession and the hospital”

Dr Tambil thanked the companies that supported them to organise this year’s open day and appealed to ENRH staff to rededicate themselves to uplift the image of the hospital.

The chairperson for the planning committee, Dr Naana Esi Giasie, assured the public that ENRH was not closed down, but was undergoing major redevelopment to raise it to the status of a Teaching Hospital.


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