Dr. De-Gaulle Moses Dogbatsey, the Chief Executive Officer of Medi-Moses Prostate Centre, has appealed to the government to declare the month of September, every year, as ‘Prostate Cancer Awareness Month’ to enlighten the public on the disease.
He said this would help in creating awareness and educate people on prostate cancer, as October had been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dr. Dogbatsey said the level of prostate illness is increasing among men in Ghana hence the need to intensify efforts at reducing the rate of prostate enlargement among men to ensure healthy growth and national development.
Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system, especially affecting men between the ages of 30 to 59 who constitute the working force of the country.
He made the appeal at the launch and opening of the Medi-Moses Prostate Centre (MMPC) new branch on the University Farms Road near the Zoomlion Headquarters, opposite Trassaco West Gate, East Legon, Accra.
The new ultra-modern diagnostic centre is equipped with the state of the art Electro Cardiogram Machine, Fluoroscopy Machine, 4D Ultra Sound Scan, Dental X’ ray Machine, Digital X’ray Machine and the Mammogram Machine to enable early detection, screening and diagnosis of various diseases including breast and prostate cancers.
According to him, through many years of extensive research the facility had produced Prostacure, which is a pure 100 per cent natural herbal food supplement that was able to shrink an enlarged prostate gland back to normal size without surgery as well as produced other herbal medicines for 37 different conditions afflicting mankind.
Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, in a speech read on his behalf, commended Medi-Moses and staff for the magnificent investment project in the health industry and urged other private health institutions to emulate the initiative.
He said statistics available indicate that there was increasing incidence of cancers; childhood, breast, cervical, prostate and many other cancers and government was putting in place the necessary interventions for early screening, diagnosis and prevention within the health sector.
He said government was, indeed, determined to put in pragmatic efforts in terms of policies, structures and interventions to enhance health care delivery.
The Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, the Chairman of the National Peace Council, who cut the ribbon to formally inaugurate the facility, said the launch of the Diagnostic Centre called for the support of government and private sector to provide the much-needed help to contribute to the medical needs of Ghanaians.
Dr. Ben Foleson, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, said three in every four men was likely to suffer prostate problem in their life, which called for a concerted effort to address the problem early.
He said the establishment of the Medi-Moses Foundation to champion prostate awareness had undertaken free screening for more than 11,000 people, adding that Medi-Moses was committed to continuously deliver good services to the Ghanaian populace.