The 'gym death' and how Amissah-Arthur did not die alone

The 'gym death' and how Amissah-Arthur did not die alone

-The death of former vice president, Amisah-Arthur seems to be a trend the world always experiences

- There are recent reports on the death of some business executives dying at the gym

- The Okyenhene has recounted how the former vice president was thrown to the bucket of a pick-up because there was no ambulance

It has been days since the death of former vice president, Amissah Arthur, was reported and several narrations have been given about what actually led to his death. does not have the capacity to confirm these narrations especially when an autopsy report is yet to be released. What we know is that the former vice president died after collapsing at the Air Force gym in Accra while he was exercising on a treadmill.

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In the midst of all these controversies, there are some questions unanswered about the circumstances leading to Amisah-Arthur's death.

In the wake of the shocking news and horrid details on Amisah Arthur's death, reports across the world may seem that Amisah-Arthur was not alone in the experience of facing death while gyming.

This popular and respected CEO, Ranjan Das, died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai recently. One of the youngest CEOs, he was only 42. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. After his workout, he collapsed with a massive heart attack and died.

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Also, a Ghanaian professor in America, Dr Prosper Yao Tsikata, died while undertaking a routine exercise at a gym. According to unconfirmed reports, a metal fell on him in the gym and he was immediately rushed to the hospital where he, unfortunately, died.

Considering the development of senior citizens dying at the gym there are some questions that always remain unanswered.

Some of which is why popular gyms in the country are not regulated and even lack the presence of a health official. Other issues to consider too is whether the gym instructor had no training in CPR.

The issue with the lack of ambulances also remains a matter of concern especially when the ratio of ambulances to patients remain terribly low.

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. 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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