By Augustine Ehikioya
Accessing topmost health provisions for cops in Ghana, General Corporal Isaac Opoku Asumam has benefited from the 6.1 Million Cedis Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund (PEMIF).
Security Watch Africa (SWA) gathered that he became the second Police officer to benefit from the Fund after he was flown to New Delhi, India for medical attention.
The PEMIF, is an initiative of the Police Administration which was approved and launched in January 2022, by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
It is aimed at providing full funding for the medical care of Police officers who sustain injuries in the line of duty.
“Corporal Isaac Opoku Asuman was flown to New Delhi, India on May 22, 2022, accompanied by an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Police Hospital, to fix a new prosthesis leg.
“The Corporal returned to Ghana on June 15, 2022, after a successful surgery.
“The Corporal was knocked down by a taxi driver on April 26, 2021, while on an anti-robbery duty within the Accra Metropolis.
“He was taken to the Police Hospital and was admitted for treatment. During the course of the treatment, his left leg was amputated due to the severity of the injury.
“The Police Administration will continue to prioritise the health and well-being of personnel of the Service through the Emergency Medical Intervention Fund whenever the need arises.”
Before Corporal Isaac Opoku Asuman got the support, Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako was the first beneficiary when he went through a similar treatment in Germany.
The initiative in Ghana is novel in the West Africa region.