4 Mar '14


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Pregnant woman dies at Korle-Bu; family accuses poly clinic of negligence

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The family of a 24-year-old pregnant lady at Laterbiokorshie, a suburb of Accra is accusing authorities of the Korlebu Poly Clinic of negligence, causing her death.

Abigail Boateng was almost three months pregnant when she died at the Polyclinic last Sunday.

Her sister, Jessica Boateng, claims the doctor and nurses on duty at the time they reported to the clinic were aloof and demonstrated extreme apathy and failed to attend to her sister, resulting in her death four hours later.

Narrating the incident to Joy News’ Beatrice Adu, an aggrieved Jessica Boateng claimed the health officials even refused to provide the family with a stretcher to take her sick sister from the in which they rushed her to the hospital. They were forced to put her on a wheelchair, she stated.

According to Jessica Boateng, her sister complained of back ache and begged the care givers to allow her to lie down on the bare floor if there was no bed for her but the unfriendly nurses objected to the suggestion.

The deceased was given a drip and some medication while sitting on the wheelchair and told to go home and continue with the medication.

Jessica Boateng said her sister’s pain went from bad to worse and so they had to go to a private hospital.

Doctors at the private hospital then referred her to the Gynaecology department of the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital where she died.

An autopsy report is yet to be conducted on the deceased, Beatrice Adu reported.

Meanwhile, authorities at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital say they will investigate the matter.

The incident comes in the wake of a similar charge of negligence levelled against authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where about five babies said to have been born dead are missing.

Source: Joy FM

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