Tamale Teaching Hospital pleads for cancer treatment equipment
Health officials at the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region are demanding government and benefactors, the provision of equipment critical to the treatment of breast cancer.
The request follows the recording of 125 breast cancer cases in the region last year.
Out of this number, three persons died and 28 are currently undergoing radiotherapy after undergoing successful surgery.
An Oncology Nurse Specialist at the Hospital, Evelyn Osei-Amoah in an exclusive interview with MX24 News said their community engagement and awareness campaign point to the number of breast cancer cases going up.
She further lamented the lack of radiotherapy and mammogram machines, biopsy needles among others and the difficulty it poses during treatment.
“When it comes to machines, I will say that we are handicapped because we don’t have it here unless Kumasi or Accra. Sometimes you will have to refer a patient to go to Kumasi or Accra for this radiotherapy or Mammogram screening which they end up not going citing the lack of money.”
The whole Northern part of Ghana reportedly has none of the aforementioned machines.
TTH is therefore appealing for sponsorship to intensify the breast cancer campaigns and the provision of equipment to aid with much-needed treatment.
By: Simon Unyan
Northern Regional Content Manager,