With over 124 million confirmed cases around the world. A 2.7 million death in estimation and over 70 million recovery, Covid 19 is not a virus to be toyed with. The virus spread like wild fire in the harmattan across the world. Just like other countries, Ghana had her share of this virus which has so far recorded the deaths of many which include some prominent persons in the country.
Fear was a factor that many attributed to when the virus was first detected in Ghana. Many did not understand what this virus was all about. Some medical practitioners tried their best to inform and educate the masses. The government also took proactive measures to help stop the spread.
One name that has consistently educated and inform the masses with every given opportunity available to her is Dr. Radha Hackman. A General Practitioner and Medical Director of Dua Clinic in Accra, Ghana.
Dr. Radha Hackman on social media, traditional media and every platform available to her brought the understanding of Covid 19 to the doorstep of everyone who had the opportunity to engage, listen or read her posts. She did and doing her best to educate the masses on what is and what is not of COVID 19. Many of her followers whom our team contacted confess how their fear and anxiety was reduced or eliminated as a result of them following Dr. Radha Hackman on her facebook page.
“She might not know the lives she is saving with her daily update and education on her page. I was so scared to death when a friend of mine was admitted at the hospital for Covid 19. I thought l had the virus because l was with this friend a week before he started seeing the symptoms. I couldn’t eat. I just couldn’t do anything. I was so scared until l started following the posting of Dr. Radha Hackman. Her counsel and advice gave me a lot of strength to go take the test. I tested negative and ever since, l have followed her page so l keep protecting myself and family from this deadly virus”, one of her followers on facebook recounted when contacted by our nine-member committee.
Dr. Radha Hackman might not know the lives she has saved as a result of her education. She is indeed “The Savior of the Masses” as our team referred to her during our final meeting.
Ghana and the world is grateful for your efforts and education. You’re indeed a life saver.
Ayekoo, AKWAABA WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE, 2020