Breast cancer patients receive $6m worth of drugs

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Kwasi Debrah | Luv FM

Breast cancer patients nationwide are set to benefit from a six million dollar medical package from a U.S. organization.

Officials of the donor group, Direct Relief and Breast Care International Ghana, will distribute the drugs across all ten regions.

Patients in deprived communities will receive special attention.

Chief Executive of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, has taken delivery of the consignment in Kumasi.

“The life-saving drugs will go to all the deprived communities in the country, health for all must be a reality,” she said.

The consignment comprises psychiatric, Parkinson disease, diabetes, peptic ulcer and antibiotics.

Dr. Wiafe Addai appeals to government for tax waiver and concessions on imported drugs for charity.

“Import duties among other charges at the ports don’t augur well for frequent shipments,” she appealed.

Under an initiative known as Trans-Atlantic Health Care Givers, Direct Relief solicits medical support for hospitals and other health facilities.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, is hopeful government and development partners would continue work together.

He, however, stressed that inputs from benevolent organizations will be very crucial in stemming the spread of cancer and non-communicable diseases.

Representatives from the beneficiary health care facilities promised to put the drugs into good use.

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