Sonotech Medical and Diagnostics Centre and its partners institutions donated GH¢10,000 to the Breast Cancer Unit of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to support the treatment of survivors of breast cancer. Sonotech and partners also donated personal gift bags of essential supplies to patients. Contributing partners to the initiative included Oliver Twist Shack, Airport West Hotel, Tnyou Fitness, Miss Health Ghana, Make Up Ghana, Kora Spa and Adoa TV.
Medical Director of Sonotech Medical and Diagnostics Dr. Grace Buckman said the center has undertaken breast cancer awareness month over the past five years to create public awareness and help save lives.
“It is in light of this that Sonotech, together with its partners, is supporting the Breast Cancer Unit of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital to give hope and safe lives.”Dr. Grace Buckman | Medical Director, Sonotech Medical and Diagnostics Centre
Dr. Buckman explained that, in the spirit of saving lives, during the month of October, Sonotech provided free breast exams and screening and discounted rates on breast ultrasound scans and mammograms at the center’s branches in Osu, Tema and West Hills.
Acknowledgement & Gratitude
Specialist Surgeon and Medical Superintendent at Achimota Hospital, Dr. David Kwabena Okoh, described the assistance provided by JL Properties as an answered prayer. Dr. Okoh underlined the importance of the serenity of the environment to the patient recovery process. He noted that refurbishment and equipment would improve patient experience at the hospital. “When it comes to health, you also need the serenity of the environment to be good, it helps in the recovery.
“So health[care and patient recovery] is not just about giving injections. That total sense of calmness is also very important. So with what they’ve done [i.e. JL Properties], I believe that when patients walk in, when they lie on the bed, they’re going to be calm, they’re going to have that serene, nice environment, and it is going to improve their recuperation and healing process,” Dr. Okoh explained.
Dr. Josephine Nsaful, a Surgeon at the Breast Cancer Unit of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital received the symbolic cheque and expressed gratitude to the Sonotech Medical and Diagnostics team for the assistance.