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Incessant fatal accidents in the country have been attributed to piles infections among drivers.

A research conducted by the Chief Executive Officer of Asafo-Agyei Hospital, Dr Asafo-Agyei Anane Frimpong has revealed that, 90 percent of Ghana’s population between the ages of 20 and 100 contract haemorrhoid at various stages.

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Dr Anane Frimpong

Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Friday, Dr Frimpong explained that because piles affect the anal area, most drivers with the disease feel severe pains while driving, so to reduce the pain they take drugs such as tramadol and sometimes alcohol.

The anti-depressant drugs, Dr Frimpong noted, cloud the minds of drivers and make them drowsy leading to accidents.

Dr Frimpong, who is the Archbishop of Africa for the Rapha Faith International Ministerial Network, is, thus, proposing that authorities include haemorrhoids screening during driving tests as the surest way to reduce carnage on the road.

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“The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority must include haemorrhoid  screening before issuing license to drivers and I believe this will curb accidents,” he added.

Dr Frimpong is the first Ghanaian doctor to non-surgically treat piles using a method called Ring Hemorrhoidectomy after his training at the Piles Specialist Training Centre in Gujarat, India.

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His facility, the Asafo-Agyei Hospital located in Daaban, a suburb of Kumasi, is noted for the non-surgical treatment of piles. The facility was establishment 27 years ago.

People from different parts of the world have contacted the hospital for treatment as the facility boasts of lowest recurrent rate with about 7% compared to 20% in other parts of the world.

Source: Ghana||Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman

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