North Dayi MP Saves Sick Constituent
The Member of Parliament for North Dayi constituency in the Volta region, Joycelyn Tetteh, has extended a helping hand to one of her constituent’s, Rosemary Damankah, who has been battling with an infection of the bone for the past 20 years.
Joycelyn Tetteh said she was motivated to provide assistance to the lady because she considered herself as a philanthropist than “just a politician”.
The MP said she was approached by a woman in her constituency [North Dayi] in the Volta region who narrated the lady’s condition to her and decided to take up the issue by bringing the lady to Accra to support her financially and also ensure that she receives better medical care.
The lady in question, Rosemary Damankah, who is the second child of five children, has been suffering with a condition called chronic osteomyelitis.
According to the senior medical officer at the Sukura Community Hospital, Dr. Baba Ibrahim, the lady’s condition; chronic osteomyelitis- is an infection that affects the bone and is expected to under surgery this week.
The wound after the surgery [sequestrectomy] is expected to heal after six weeks aside aerobics and other physiotherapy that might be carried out post-surgery.
Osteomyelitis is not very common, infection in one part of the body may spread through the bloodstream into the bone, or an open fracture or surgery may expose the bone to infection.
Despite the lady’s grave condition, the Member of Parliament says she is keen on supporting the lady achieve her dream and is ready to do what it takes to ensure those ambitions are attained.
She disclosed that for the past two months, she has expended close to GH₵10,000 on drugs, and other medical bills.
By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher