Skin Bleaching Is Dangerous-Prof. Edmund Delle

Professor Edmund Delle, former Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party, (CPP) and founder of the Rabito Clinic Ltd has taken a swipe at people who indulge in the practice of skin bleaching in the country.


Professor Delle who retired as a Dermatologist lamented that people particularly women who often bleached their skin stood the chance of permanently damaging the natural beauty and colour of their skin. He indicated that such bad attitude towards the body can also give room for all manner of skin infections and other health related diseases and complications as far as the skin is concerned.

Professor Delle said that in an interaction with the media during a programme to re-launch a new Rabito clinic in Kumasi at Ahondwo-Daban in the Ashanti Region.

The new clinic, which  is focusing on Cosmetic Dermatology treatment in the region comes as the second in the kind of Rabito clinics operating in Kumasi.

According to Professor Delle, the dream of Rabito Clinic had been in existence for about 40 years now in Ghana with 15 clinics operating across the country.

Professor Delle revealed that the skin which formed the integral part of the body needed a lot of care and should always be protected all the time for good health.

“My interest now, going forward is to establish a University College of Dermatology in the near future to help in the training and retraining of nurses, doctors and managers of health facilities on the specialized area of dermatology in the country,” he disclosed.

He therefore appealed to the media and the Ghana Health Service to help him champion his dream towards promoting the importance of dermatology in the Ghanaian society.

The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Yamin lauded the dream of the prominent Dermatologist and underscored the need for people to take issues of the skin very seriously in order to improve the standards of their lives.

The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Poku Adusei said there were very few practicing Dermatologists in Ghana. He called for the training of more Dermatologists from the various Health Training Institutions to soar up the number of Dermatologists in the country in the future.

He advised duty bearers and other stakeholders to make it a duty to always tone down on issues of politics in the media but rather dwell their attention and knowledge on other equally important matters such as sanitation, education and health as well as other environmental issues for the sustainable development of the country and its people.


SOURCE: ISD (Justice Achaah Adoah) 



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