The Member of Parliament for North Dayi constituency, Joycelyn Tetteh, has gone beyond her main function as a law maker to exercising a philanthropic arm to one of her constituent’s, Rosemary Damankah, who has been battling with an infection of the bone for the past 20 years.
According to Hon. Tetteh, she was motivated to provide assistance to the lady because she considered herself as a philanthropist than “just a politician”.
She stated that 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.
Ms. Damankwah is expected to undergo surgery next week[26th February,2018] and according to the senior medical officer at the Sukura Community Hospital, Dr. Baba Ibrahim, revealed that the lady’s condition; chronic osteomyelitis- is an infection that affects the bone.
He maintained that the surgery [sequestrectomy] is expected to be healed 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.