Wenchi Methodist hospital has recorded an increase in cases of prostate related diseases for the past year.
Records from the Urological department of the hospital indicates that Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) prostate cancer and Prostatitis recorded the highest cases.
The increment moved from 1,200 cases in 2015 to 1500 cases reported in 2016, a difference of 300 cases.
Speaking at an event to commission an ultra-modern 48 beds capacity urological ward, the Urology specialist of the Wenchi hospital, Dr Bosomtwe Boateng pleaded with males above 50 years to intermittently check their prostrate status before it develops into prostate cancer.
He says early detection of any related prostrate is easily treated and curable.
Dr Bosomtwe Boateng revealed that about 95 per cent of all early prostate cases reported to him on time received treatment without a cut and were perfectly healed.
He says patients who undergo endoscopic surgery has little or no effect at all on their erectile functions and can carry out their conjugal responsibilities without any hitches.
He debunked the assertion that patients who undergo prostate surgery become automatically impotent.
Dr Bosomtwe Boating noted that the prostate infection only becomes deadly when one keeps it longer before attending for medication.
The CEO of the Wenchi Methodist Hospital, Clement Kwasi Botwe was hopeful that the new urological ward with modern facilities will improve the hospital’s services delivery.
Clement Kwasi Botwe disclosed that most of the pharmaceutical partners of the hospital have decided not to provide them drugs due to their outstanding debts by the NHIS.
Clement Kwasi Botwe pleaded with government to pay all their debts so as to prevent the facility from going back to the cash and carry system.
The donor, Mr. Kwame Abrefa Busia emphasized that he did this to improve the urological ward of the Wenchi Methodist Hospital which always was congested.
The facility was sponsored by a Ghanaian based in Germany, internally generated funds of the Wenchi Methodist Hospital and the German government.
The cost of the Wenchi Methodist urological ward is GHC622,000 including their new beds and other logistics.
The country boasts of 38 urologists and the Brong Ahafo Region has only two specialist urologists.
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