Meet a victim of the June 3 Circle disaster stuck at the hospital since 2015

Meet a victim of the June 3 Circle disaster stuck at the hospital since 2015

A victim of the June 3, 2015 disaster, Kassim Suraj, is man reportedly still on admission at the 37 Military Hospital even after four years of the incident and has now raked hospital bills of up to GHC 27,000.

Four years since Ghanaians woke up to the June 3, 2015 tragedy, one victim, Kassim Suraj, is still stuck in the hospital raking up bills of up to GHC 27,000.

Suraj is now appealing for public support, according to a Daily Graphic report, to enable him to finance his remaining surgeries.

His outstanding medical bills covers surgical procedures and post-operative management.

However, Suraj must find resources to finance new surgeries in Europe or North America.

He said his financial situation was so bad that he could not afford to pay GHC 400 for spectacles which would protect his damaged eyes from getting worse.

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According to doctors, Suraj still requires some scar revisions and other surgeries to correct the absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. It is a condition known as alopecia.

These hair-transplanting surgeries are supposedly best performed at plastic and reconstructive surgery units in Europe and North America, the 37 Military Hospital have said.

Suraj is a 40-year-old father of four, who lost his wife and child in one of Ghana’s worst tragedy in recent memory.

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The June 3 disaster of 2015 that happened at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, claimed more than 150 lives. Flooding at the site caused an accident at a fuel station and the ensuing fire destroyed life and property.

Government at that time promised punitive action against those responsible yet nothing has happened. Floods still torment Accra.

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