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General News Tue, 30 Sep 1997

BBC To Shoot Documentary On Plastic Surgery And Burns Centre

Accra,(Greater Accra Region) 28, Sept. Two film producers of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) arrived in Accra today from London to undertake a three-day filming of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Mr Dennis Cosgrove, features producer and Paul Overtone, assistant producer, will focus on Professor John Musterede, 77-year- old Scottish surgeon who is the brain behind the creation of the centre. The 40-minute documentary, to raise the profile of the centre in the United Kingdom, is expected to be ready for showing on BBC by December 31. Mr Cosgrove said new year's eve is the biggest TV night in Scotland and hoped that ''the film will receive positive response'' from viewers. The film will also highlight the personal efforts of President Rawlings, the Ministries of Health and Finance as well as the support it has received from Japan, Britain, Scottish individuals , the European Union and some major Ghanaian companies. The Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, which was started in March 1996, was commissioned by President Rawlings in May, this year at a cost of about 1.5 billion cedis. The film makers were met on arrival by Dr Fabian Mork, a surgeon in charge of the centre and Mrs Evelyn Tay, deputy director of the project.

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