Tuesday, 23 July

We’re probing alleged patient abandonment leading to death – GHS

Health News
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye - Director General of the GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched an investigation into reports that a patient from Winneba Trauma Hospital was allegedly abandoned in a bush at Gomoa Ojobi in the Central Region.

The patient, who had been hospitalised for approximately two months following an accident, suffered from two broken legs and purportedly developed mental illness as a result of the incident.

Despite the severity of her condition, her family reportedly did not come to care for her during her hospital stay.

According to some community members, the patient was transported by the hospital's ambulance and left in a wheelchair in the bush near Ojobi, where she claimed to be her hometown. Tragically, she was later found dead.

The Ghana Health Service has issued a statement, saying, "Upon receiving this disturbing news, it has initiated investigations into the matter to establish the authenticity or otherwise of the story in line with the existing practices in the public service to enable it to take appropriate actions."

Source: Classfmonline.com