Family accuses 37, Korle Bu and Police Hospitals of relative’s death

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The family of a 53-year-old UK-based Ghanaian businessman is blaming three major hospitals in Accra for the death of their relative.

Nana Amoako Attah was turned away by 37, Police and Korle Bu hospitals when he was rushed there from Lapaz Community hospital by his relatives for treatment.

Management of these hospitals explained there were no beds at the time.

The deceased was referred to the Police Hospital, which in turn passed him on to Korle Bu which also rejected and drove him and the family away.

The deceased was eventually brought back to the 37 military hospital where he eventually died on the floor.

A sister to the deceased Adwoa Abramsamadu narrating what transpired to Starr News said her brother would have still been alive if at least one of the hospitals had admitted him.

“We went to 37 and after pleading they told us that they don’t have any beds for him, and that the only thing they can do for us is to bring him the next morning because by then they would have discharged some patients or we should take him to the Police hospital.

“We went to the Police hospital and we pleaded for about an hour and they said they don’t have any bed so we should take him to Korle Bu. We sent him to Korle Bu and they said we should go back to 37.

“We brought him back to 37 and there were two empty beds but the lady [nurse] told us that those beds were reserved for military emergency,” Adwoa Abramsamadu who is in the UK said.

source: starr fm

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