Doctor Abdulai has been flown to Ghana’s capital and is currently being attended to
Government has decided to intervene in the unfortunate situation of the selfless Tamale doctor, Dr. Abdulai, who has been battling with thyroid cancer. Government from now on will foot his medical bills and other needs. The doctor in May was diagnosed with stage-4 thyroid cancer, said to be aggressive and fast spreading.
According to reports, the doctor needed to undergo a radiation therapy, but it was not offered anywhere in Tamale where he resides. But now, government has decided to help out.
According to a post from the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Victor Asare Bampoe, the President directed the Ghana Air Force to fly him to Accra three days ago, so he can receive optimal care.
Doctor Abdulai has been flown to Ghana’s capital and is currently being attended to. Ghanaians have also been called on to support the ailing doctor who has touched the lives of many less privileged, especially in the Northern region.
Following news of his deadly illness, family and friends of the doctor have been soliciting prayers as well as funds to foot his medical bills. A fund raiser account has also been created to solicit for funds from the general public.
Dr. Abdulahi is medical doctor who has dedicated his life to serving the poor. He runs 2 free health clinics in the region and serves a variety of populations including those with deadly diseases like HIV. Dr Abdulahi, after working in government hospitals, decided to move down to the poorest region in the country to fully practice his profession.
He was motivated by his tough and very poor experience while growing up, having lost all 10 siblings to poverty related illnesses. Since he moved to the Northern Region, the doctor has seen thousands of patients, and is widely acknowledged in the country for his selflessness.