Margaret Ahiashi happens to be one of the women who attended the Health Screening Program organized by Hon. Selina Avevor in partnership with Breast Care International for the people of Kpobiman and its surrounding communities on the 31st of August 2019 at the Kpobiman park.
Amongst the cases recorded at the program, Margaret’s case was described by Breast Care International as very serious and needed urgent attention because she had sore all over her breast.
Because of the pains she was feeling, Margaret was referred to the Peace and Love Hospital at Spintex, Accra and then subsequently to the Head Quarters in Kumasi for a series of tests to be done in order to confirm if it is really a case of breast cancer.
Margaret needs a little over GHC 20,000.00 to be able to go for these tests in Kumasi. An amount she says neither her nor any of her relatives could afford.
According to her, the whole thing began about 6 weeks ago when she started feeling itchy at certain parts of her breast. Later she realized that a small sore had developed on the breast, which she thought was as a result of the frequent scratching whenever it was itching her.
After few days, she started feeling severe pains in the breast and therefore went to the Nsawam Government Hospital for medical attention. She was therefore put on admission at the Nsawam Government Hospital for two weeks and then subsequently referred to the 37 Military Hospital for further assessment regarding her condition.
Margaret Ahiashi is 52years now and a native of Aflao, Afeyime in the Volta Region of Ghana. She has been a widow for the past 9 years and has 3 children with the last one 13years old. She is a member of the Global evangelical church at Kutunse.
Margaret Ahiashi who was a trader before her ailment, says her father is dead and her mother who is still alive is 85years old and lives at Adeisu and therefore could not be of her help to her.
She has no other source of income apart from trading and has no relative who can afford the amount required for her treatment.
Since her ailment, she has been depending on the support of Hon. Selina Avevor and some members ofher church, Evangelical Church of Ghana as well as some neighbours within her community.
As it is now, because she cannot afford the cost involved in going for the test in order for treatment to commence, she has to be going for dressing of the sore every three days at Nsawam Government Hospital and two weeks at 37 which in itself is another burden and stress on her. She lives at Nyabeman, one of the communities within the Kutunse Electoral Area and she says she spends about GHC 35.00 per visit to Nsawam Government Hospital and about GHC 200.00 per visit to 37 Military Hospital.
That means she spends close to GHC 700.00 every month on going for dressing of the sore at both Nsawam Government Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital.
It is against this background that Hon. Selina Avevor, the Assembly Member for Kutunse Electoral Area is appealing for support from individuals and corporate institutions as well as religious bodies to enable her undergo the test that is required to enable her start treatment. She has personal set the ball rolling by personally donating GHC 100.00.
Interested individuals should kindly contact Hon. Selina Avevor on +233-0244615354 for further information or to make a donation towards her treatment.