People not Projects

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In medical school I wanted to become a cardio-thoracic surgeon…
Just before I finished Medical School I came to Wenchi for district posting. During my internship I heard about Dr. Millar who came to Wenchi… 400 people came to see him. Dr Millar does endoscopic surgery which nobody else did here. With Dr Millar, I saw the need for this speciality. The second time he came I worked with him and then I had no doubt that this was my calling. Dr Millar encouraged me and supported me by helping to find funding for my studies in Pretoria, South Africa where I had been accepted to study. I completed my studies in October 2013 and returned to Wenchi in December 2013… I continue the work of Dr Millar, over 95% of my surgeries are endoscopic which people like; it is less time in the hospital and quicker recovery. People come from Accra, Kumasi to have their surgery at Wenchi. It was a seed planted by Dr. Millar, and now the seed has become a tree which is bearing fruit.

I used to go on local radio stations to discuss urological problems so people come to the hospital quicker as they recognise symptoms.

There is a dream by Bernard (Botwe) and we have all bought into it- to turn the hospital into a specialist hospital, to train other specialists. The future for Wenchi is bright! We want to see it become a centre of excellence.

Dr. Boateng Bosomtwi (“Dr. BB.”)
Resident Urologist at Wenchi Hospital