You cannot be living in Accra without knowing about the bats at the 37 military hospitals. The mysterious bats have been perching on the trees bordering the military hospital for over 40 years now!.
In fact, there have been several efforts to get these bats out from the hospital including some military personnel using tear gas and even rubber bullets at the bats. But these interventions have yielded no results.
The entire 37 Military Hospital has even been seen by the Ghana Forestry Commission as a tourist attraction with officials warning against the termination of these bats.
But how did these bats at the hospital come about, who brought them there?
Well, a story dating back to colonial times has it that these bats had followed a chief from a village in the Eastern Regional town of Kibi to the 37 Military Hospital where he was admitted.
Unfortunately, the chief died and left these bats waiting for him since them. It's been decades now and these birds are still at the hospital.
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Aside from this story, there has been some spiritual connotations to the appearance of these bats. Whereas some believe these bats represent the number of persons who died at the hospitals, others also fear these bats are there to prey on the blood of patients at the hospital.
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Source: Yen Newspaper