A woman has died at Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong Akuapem in the Eastern Region allegedly over the unavailability of an ambulance.

According to the Apesemakahene of Akuapem-Mampong Traditional Area,
Nana Yirenkyi I, Nurses at the hospital claimed there was no ambulance to convey the deceased who was in critical condition to the Eastern Region Hospital, Koforidua because the only ambulance at the facility donated by a philanthropist was faulty.

But according to the Chief, the excuses given by the nurses were unturnable. He accused the Nurses of negligence leading to the death of the woman because it turned out that the ambulance was in good condition.

“I saw the husband of the deceased crying that they need an Ambulance. And I said but there is an Ambulance. I was told the Ambulance’s light was not working or whatever so I personally walked to the Administrator’s office and when we came around and wanted to get a driver, he said the Ambulance is working.  Which is very bad. Later we realized the woman was already gone.”

He is, therefore, demanding an immediate investigation into the incident by the Ministry of Health just so, those found culpable would be dismissed to serve as a deterrence.

Nana Yirenkyi I has threatened to organize the youth in Mampong township to demonstrate against the Ministry should it fail to act swiftly on the incident.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM/Kojo Ansah