The first of the five stages of surgery to separate the Siamese twins, Elijah and Elisha Bansah is expected to begin in the third week of October, this year.

This follows the release of GH¢14,394,397 by the government towards the surgery.

Three million cedis of the amount has been allocated for consumables while the remaining eleven point nine million is to procure equipment.

Chief of Staff, Mrs. Akosua Frema Osei Opare accompanied by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu presented the amount to officials of the Ghana Health Service.

The Chief of Staff said the gesture is to encourage Ghanaian surgeons to rub shoulders with international professionals while serving their country.

The donation comes on the heels of the relocation of the Bansah Family closer to the hospital. About one hundred and sixty-six specialists most of whom are from the United States are expected to perform the surgery.

A Neurosurgeon and Co-lead of the surgery team, Dr. Emmanuel Voado said the money has come at a very appropriate time and that the team is ready for the procedure.

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