Mr Joseph Abajipe Ayigoni, father of an eight-year- old child in the Upper East Region, who has a heart defect, is appealing to the public to help him pay the GHC14,000 required for surgery.
The child, Master Moses Wepare Ayigoni, is presently at the Paediatric Unit of the Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Ayigoni, a peasant farmer, said his son had been ill for the past four years and his health was fast deteriorating.
A letter Mr Ayigoni showed the GNA, dated June 7, 2012 and signed by Dr Innocent Adzamli for Dr Lawrence A. Sereboe, a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, indicates that the boy was born with a heart problem called Tetralogy of Fallot, and he needed two surgeries.
The first stage had been carried out successfully and the second stage, which was long overdue, was estimated at GHC28.000 but the Ghana Heart Foundation would assist by paying 50 per cent of the cost, thereby leaving a bill of GHC14,000.
All payments, according to the letter, should be addressed to the National Cardiothoracic Centre.