A Senior Neurologist at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Albert Akpalu, has called for a collaborative effort in fighting strokes in the country.
According to him, stroke can only be fought when all those involved in fighting the condition can concurrently administer medication without any of them being left out.
The doctor, the nurse, the nutritionist, and the speech therapist should always be there to meet the patient and administer medications. He went on to say that this will help prevent treatment delays and, if possible, eliminate treatment-related deaths, he said.
He was speaking at a meeting with some survivors of stroke when he disclosed this in Accra.
Meanwhile, the President of the Stroke Support Association Network Ghana, Chief Dr. Ben S. Jabuni, disclosed that there are lots of challenges confronting stroke management in the country.
He said stroke is not well known in Ghana and that was a result of the ignorance of many Ghanaians, instead of seeing stroke as a medical challenge, they claim it is a spiritual issue and not a medical or physical pain.
According to him, in tackling the stroke the association has done lots of work, especially in making themselves known and accepted by all.