Pleasant Medical Centre opens first facility in Ashaiman

Pleasant Medical Centre opens first facility in Ashaiman

A hospital specializing in digestive diseases has opened at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region increasing the hospitals in Ashaiman. Pleasant Medical Centre (PMC) was built by a consortium of doctors led by Dr. Robert Nunoo, a colorectal surgery specialist who practices in Cary, North Carolina and is affiliated with the medical facilities WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Raleigh Campus. He graduated from the Karolinska Institute, one of the world’s foremost medical universities and is Sweden’s single largest Centre of medical academic research in 1998. After 30 years of practice in the US and Sweden, Dr. Nunoo decided to establish a...

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a condition in which red blood cells break down when the body is exposed to certain drugs or the stress of infection. It is hereditary, which means it is passed down in families. Causes G6PD deficiency occurs when a person is missing or does not have enough of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. This enzyme helps red blood cells work properly. Too little G6PD leads to the destruction of red blood cells. This process is called hemolysis. When this process is actively occurring, it is called a hemolytic episode. The episodes are most often brief....

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9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom

9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom

Many digestive diseases have similar symptoms. Here’s how to recognize them and when to visit your doctor. By Beth W. Orenstein Medically Reviewed by Kareem Sassi, MD Reviewed: June 17, 2020FacebookTwitterPinterestCopy LinkMedically Reviewed Most people don’t like to talk about it, but having a gastrointestinal problem is common. There’s no need to suffer in silence, though. Here’s a top-to-bottom look at nine of the most prevalent digestive conditions, symptoms, and the most effective treatments available. If you suspect you have one of these issues, don’t delay in speaking with a healthcare professional. 1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) When stomach acid backs up into...

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Pleasant Medical Centre Instated First Branch at Ashaiman, Ghana

Pleasant Medical Centre Instated First Branch at Ashaiman, Ghana

“Our intention to bring high-quality healthcare, which is affordable and protocol-driven to all Ghanaians, finds representation in this beautiful building that we have today,” – Dr. Ann-Shirley Andoh, CEO, Pleasant Medical Centre (PMC). The established clinic promised to specialize in digestive diseases. It would initially provide general health services before opening a Digestive Diseases Centre by the end of 2022. The remarkable facility includes a cutting-edge lab, digital X-ray, pharmacy, physiotherapy unit, obstetrics and gynecology unit, and a fully equipped ambulance. The institution uses cutting-edge Hospital Management Software to run a paperless system. It will also expand its range to include...

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