Doctor Cuts Oxygen Tube Because Of GHC533 Bill
It has emerged that the father of a nine-week-old baby, who died at the St. Gregory Hospital in Kasoa over a GHS533 bill, managed to rush to the health post with the money just two hours after the little patient died after a doctor had ordered that his oxygen supply be cut, correspondent Richard Mireku reported on Wednesday, 11 April 2018.
Little Prosper had been on admission at the hospital since 5 March due to difficulty in breathing, until his death three weeks later.
Before the Doctor on duty pulled the plugs on the oxygen machine, his mother, Sefakor, had said the Doctor had asked her if her husband, Kennedy Kwao, was making efforts to pay the bill.
On that fateful Saturday, she narrated, the Doctor came and enquired from her if she had heard from Prosper’s father, Kennedy Kwao, concerning the money for the bill.
“I [said] I didn’t hear, then he removed the oxygen,” she said.
The Ghana Health Service has launched an investigation into the matter.