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SAUDI ACID VICTIM, MEMUNA UNDERGOES FIRST PLASTIC SURGERY

SAUDI ACID VICTIM, MEMUNA UNDERGOES FIRST PLASTIC SURGERY

30-year-old Memuna Malik has undergone a Fifty-Two Thousand Ghana cedis plastic surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital to uplift her deformed face. Donors of Crime Check Foundation funded the surgery and it is the first of series of surgeries she will undergo to restore her severely bruised face, chest and parts of her left hand.

Miss Malik said the surgery saw her flattened nose which caused her to breathe with difficulty raised and her mouth patched. When crimecheckghana visited her at the hospital, with her face bandaged to hold the stitches, she said she has a bit of relief, though the operation wounds are still fresh.

“ I can now breathe freely and do not struggle as I use to. The doctors said I will undergo three surgeries and this is the first so I am left with two more.” She said.

Memuna got disfigured after a lady called Salomey, poured a substance believed to be acid on her face at Riyad, in Saudi Arabia.

She explained that the unfortunate incident happened to her on the 24th of December, 2018 after she had closed from work and decided to go and braid her hair at one Rabi’s hair salon. “As Rabi was braiding my hair, she stopped to go and eat. As she was eating, we heard a knock on her door and she asked me to help her open it. As soon as I opened the door all I saw was someone pushed me and poured a substance on me. That was my end”. She said sobbing.

The deformed young lady said as she was being moved to the hospital by the Ghana Youth Association members in the area, she couldn’t see anything but could hear voices. According to her, three hospitals in Riyad rejected her claiming they couldn’t help her situation so it was the fourth hospital that accepted to attend to her.

She said she had to return home because her condition wasn’t getting better as she partially lost her sight and could barely see a thing. “I had to come back home three months ago because I couldn’t see anything talk of going to work to cater for myself. Rabi too visited me only twice and have never visited again. I returned to Ghana without a pin. Here I am without even a pesewa to go to the hospital because I still feel pains and sick always”.

Miss Malik said she underwent three major surgeries where some part of her thigh skin were cut to do skin grafting.

CCF’s intervention

Donors of Crime Check Foundation, CCF paid the Fifty-two Thousand Ghana cedis to the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital to enable her undergo her first phase of series of surgeries after she approached the Foundation for help.

CCF is appealing to the general public to continue to support Memuna to enable her undergo the other phases successfully.

The Health Check Series

Through the series the Foundation continues to support struggling individuals to get medical care.

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