Police Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako has received a new prosthetic leg as part of the newly established Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund (PEMIF).
Mac-Victor Anako was flown to Germany for medical attention, which makes him the first beneficiary of the recently introduced ¢6.1 million PEMIF, according to the Police on its Facebook page.
“After the introduction of the PEMIF, Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako was flown to Hamburg, Germany to fix a new prosthetic leg to aid his mobility,” the notice said, adding that he was accompanied on the trip by his wife to give him the needed support.
The Chief Inspector returned to Ghana on March 30, 2022, with his wife by his side, wearing his new prosthetic leg and could be seen walking with ease.
The PEMIF is an initiative of the Police Administration to provide financial assistance for the medical care of Police officers who get injured in the line of duty.
The Fund was approved and launched in January 2022 by President Akufo- Addo who made a personal donation at the launch to support it.
According to the Police, Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako was shot by armed robbers in May 2007 during an anti-robbery operation at Nsawam.
They added that during the anti-robbery operation, “he sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh leading to the amputation of his leg.”
However, in 2010, the Chief Inspector underwent some surgical procedures but suffered complications requiring further medical attention.
The police said two other officers are also benefitting from the Fund and are currently undergoing medical care.
“The Police Administration prioritises the health and wellbeing of its personnel and, through the Emergency Medical Intervention Fund, will continue to provide financial support to Police officers whenever the need arises,” they added in the notice.
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