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WOMAN LOSES BABY DUE TO NEGLIGENCE BY HEALTH OFFICIALS WHILE IN LABOUR.

The menace of deaths from unborn babies to older people in our Hospitals due to negligence is so alarming. In the case of Rhodalyn Aryee who recently lost her baby at Winneba Government Hospital shared her story with the host of Pink FM’s morning show, Omanbapa Kasa, Kofi Asamoah Aning.

According to her, she was denied attention at all three Hospitals she visited earlier. The mother started bleeding right at the time she went into labour where a home midwife was called to her aid, she was advised to be taken to the hospital.

Rhodalyn first went to a Hospital in Kasoa Nyanyano where she was immediately transferred to St. Gregory Catholic Hospital at Gomoa Budumburam. On arrival, “I was offered a wheel chair and was left at the OPD as the nurses go about their daily activities”, she said.

She continued, “the nurses at St Gregory Catholic Hospital then came back to tell me, I had to go through a surgical operation and I may also need a blood donation due to my situation”. Because she feared the blood transfusion, she told them that she was a Jehovah Witness.

In a sad state, she was again refused at the hospital, even though she finally agreed to go through the surgery because of the seriousness of her situation. “I was referred again to Winneba Government Hospital”, she cried out. A mere sight of her, soaked in blood, threw the nurses into fear and they had no option than to refer her for the third time to Trauma and Specialist Hospital with no hesitation. At the hospital, she was told there was no beds or even blood.

She was finally sent back to Winneba Government Hospital in the Central Region of Ghana, where she went through the surgery but was later told she lost the baby due to the long period of bleeding. In her plea, she wants justice to be done.

 

Source: Amoakoah Bernice/pinkfmonlinegh.com

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