Kufuor undergoes “successful” spinal surgery

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor last week underwent a successful spinal surgery at the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Accra.

A statement signed by Mr Frank Agyekum, Spokesperson for the former President, copied to GNA in Accra on Tuesday, said former President Kufuor was currently recuperating at the privately owned FOCOS Clinic in Accra.

It said the two-hour long operation, was carried out by a team of doctors and from The Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine Clinic in Accra, led by Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, the internationally acclaimed spinal surgeon.

Other core members of the team were Dr Harry Akoto, a neurosurgeon, Dr Lawrence Sereboe, Director of the Cardiothoracic Centre, nurses and paramedics from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The statement said the team of anaesthetists comprised of Dr Eugenia Lamptey, Head, Department of Anaesthesia at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Irene Wulff, Dr Kotei, and Dr Ofosu-Appiah, all of the KTH.

It said former President Kufuor praised the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff for their professionalism and care.

Their work was coordinated by the President’s personal medical officer, Dr Ama Boohene-Andah, under the guidance of consultants, Dr Albert Akpalu and Dr J.E Mensah.

He said: “Ghana should be proud to have such a competent store of talents who show concern and dedication comparable to anywhere else in the world. Society should acknowledge and make full use of this great human resource.” GNA

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