We threw him in the back of a pick-up - Okyenhene recounts details of Amissah-Arthur's death

We threw him in the back of a pick-up - Okyenhene recounts details of Amissah-Arthur's death

- The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, says there was no ambulance at the point when Amissah Arthur collapsed at the gym

- A detailed account by him shows that Amissah-Arthur had collapsed while exercising on a thread mill

-Tributes have been pouring in for the late former vice president

It has emerged that former vice president of Ghana, Amissah-Arthur, was thrown onto the back of a pick-up vehicle due to the non-availability of an ambulance.

It turns out that the late former vice president was actually at the Air Force Gym with some other key figures in Ghana including the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II.

The chief recounted how he heard a bang around the treadmill on which Amissah Arthur was exercising.

"Three women in the gym were screaming, I left my machine and went and there lay my friend trying to find some air to breathe. We gathered around him and pumped his heart as hard as we could, yelled out his name; his wife was calling out: 'Jesus, save him!' I just said: 'Call the ambulance, let's take him to the hospital'," he narrated.

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The quest to save Amissah-Arthur darkened when it was realized there was not an ambulance around to convey him to the hospital.

"...there was no ambulance, there was no car, we threw the former vice-president in the back of a pick-up and drove off to 37," he revealed in a video.

Should the revelation by the Okyenhene be anything to go by then there could be questions regarding whether the manner in which the late former vice president was handled could have worsened his predicament.

Reports by the World Health Organisation and Ghana Health Service show that about 70 percent of all emergency deaths in Ghana are due to the unprofessional way(s) by which patients are handled by their loved ones who often whisk them in with panic and fear.

Watch the video below courtesy Hunto-tv Gh

Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur was the former vice president of Ghana under the erstwhile Mahama administration. Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born on 29 April 1951. He is a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. '

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He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana. He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

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