- The Obengfo Hospital director is facing police investigations over the death of a patient
- The patient of the hospital is suspected to have died as a result of medical negligence
The Nima Divisional Police command have arrested the Director of the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre, Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh.
Dr Obeng-Andoh’s arrest follows the death of the deputy Chief Executive Officer for National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko at the facility.
According to reports, Stacy Offei Darko died at the Obengfo Hospital as a result of suspected medical negligence.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, the mother of the victim, Nana Akosua Animah said her 37-year-old daughter fell ill and sought medical attention at the Obengfo Hospital, but died on Monday after her admission.
Madam Akosua Animah who was heartbroken in her conversation insisted that her daughter was not given proper treatment at the facility and she was informed about her death three days later.
“The police CID have arrested the director of Obengfo Hospital. He is currently at the Nima Police Station. There were many accomplices who are also behind bars. They have also arrested some of his nurses and investigations are still in progress,” the victim’s mother said.
Madam Anima added that members of her bereaved family are extremely angry and are awaiting for an autopsy report before their next line of action.
“The corpse has been taken to Korle Bu for postmortem to determine exactly what my daughter was injected with. Even a chicken won’t be treated like she was treated at the hospital. We will decide what to do after we receive the postmortem report,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Obengfo Hospital has been temporarily closed down by the Medical and Dental Council pending further investigations.
This is not the first time the Obengfo hospital and its director have been caught up in an alleged medical negligence controversy.
It could be recalled that the hospital facility faced similar issue in 2013, after a patient of the hospital accused Dr. Obeng-Andoh of conducting wrongful cosmetic surgery on her.
In January 2017, the Medical and Dental Council closed down Obengfo Hospital for operating illegally.
The Medical Council in an explanation maintained that, Dr Obeng-Andoh’s practice was dangerous to the lives of his patients, hence the move to stop his operations.
However, it appears the medical facility is in active service with its director conducting business.
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