A 70-year-old man has died after he was turned away by seven different hospitals in Accra for lack of beds.
Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong, the CEO of Printhony Printing Press in Adabraka, a suburb of Accra finally died in his car at the LEKMA Hospital after he was turned away from the Adabraka branch of C&J Hospital, Korle Bu Polyclinic, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Ridge hospital.
The other hospitals he was turned away from include the Police Hospital, the Trust Hospital and finally the LEKMA hospital.
The son of the deceased, Obiri Yeboah took to social media at the weekend to share the sad events leading to his father’s death.
Speaking on Morning Starr, Mr. Yeboah said they begged the doctor at the LEKMA hospital for several minutes just to administer first aid to his father but the doctor consistently said “there is nothing I can do” without even assessing the status of the patient.
But the Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Frank Serebuor says per the account given by the family, the facilities committed some procedural errors and must be questioned.
“Whatever facility that turned the patient away should be made to answer and tell us into detail why that happened and question them whether they had alternatives and what could have been done,” Dr. Serebour said.