To create awareness and also sensitize the Ghanaian woman on breast cancer and its related issues in the month of October (Pink October), the National Democratic (NDC ) female communicators paid a visit to the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Center at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The NDC female communicators who went to the facility to donate to the patients include a former Deputy Minister of Transport and special aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari; Deputy National Youth Organiser of the NDC, Ruth Dela Seddoh; Deputy NDC National Women’s Organiser, Maame Efua Sakyiwaa Houadjeto; a former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Suhum, Margaret Ansei, and many others.
The team led by a Deputy Communications Director of NDC, Obuobia Darko-Opoku, donated an amount of GHC25,000.00 to 8 patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment at the unit, to help cater for their outstanding bills.
The team also presented 60 pieces of Papa Jumbo tissue paper, 840 pieces of T-rolls 20 gallons of hand sanitiser, 11 gallons of floor cleaners, 10 gallons of bleach, 3 gallons of antiseptic, 10 gallons of washing soap, and 6-floor brushes to the centre.
The hospital staff at the unit and some patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were refreshed with hot meals.
Madam Naomi Ohene Oti, Head of Nursing at the Oncology Centre received the items on behalf of the centre and expressed gratitude to the NDC female communications team for this kind gesture.
She appealed to the public for more support for both breast cancer patients and the centre as a whole.
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer type in females around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Breast cancer awareness is therefore imperative, as early detection, often through screening, can help detect cancer at a stage when it is easier to treat. It is therefore of essence, that women especially, resort to routine checks, early testing and detection.
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