FOCOS hospital empowers Ghanaian journalists

FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital opened up to 15 Ghanaian journalists last week to empower them on Orthopaedic healthcare delivery in sub-saharan Africa.

Officially opened in 2012, FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital currently has a capacity of 50 beds, which can be expanded in future.

The hospital, described as one of very few state-of-the-art, full service specialty hospitals in all of Africa, is equipped with two operating theatres, an outpatient clinic, laboratory, physiotherapy centre, radiology centre and patient wards.

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It has facilities such as a state-of-the-art Surgical Theatre, Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy departments

Founder and CEO of FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital, Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adjei said “Orthopaedic surgery which involves operation on the musculoskeletal system, costs about $10,000 in Ghana compared to about $100,000 and though health insurance did not cover Orthopaedic healthcare delivery it was his wish that the government would pay at least 10% for Ghanaians in future.”

He was worried about the lack of advocacy for Orthopaedic healthcare in Ghana considering it being the fourth cause of death and disability in the world according to the WHO.

Credit: FOCOS Orthopaedic hospital

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