The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) is to undertake a mass cervical cancer screening from February 2 to 28 to create the needed awareness of the deadly disease.
It would also enable more women and girls who are engaged in sex to have themselves checked to ensure prevention of cervical cancer.
The Hospital is well prepared and have the necessary equipment. To effectively start the screening. Mrs Juliet Amewu, the Principal Nursing Officer in Charge of the Reproductive Health Unit of the Hospital. Told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Accra.
She said women between the ages of 25 to 45 years would be having the screening for free. But those above 45 years and girls below 25 would pay a fee of GH¢125.00.
Mrs Amewu noted that girls from nine years who have not had sex before could take the vaccination. Without the screening process at a cost of about GH¢290.00 adding that, the same amount goes for those who get screened and are negative.
The vaccination has three dosage: the first dose is administered after screening and one is found negative. Then a month afterwards the second dose is administered. And then six months later the last dose. Each dose costs GH¢290.00.