- A 3-year-old girl who swallowed GHc 20p coin has died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra
- Tetteh Tsatsu Kodzo, a social media user, took to Facebook to recount how the toddler died
- She claimed the attending doctor's negligence resulted in the girl's death
A 3-year-old girl has died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after the doctor attending to her allegedly administered the wrong medical procedure, which resulted in the toddler’s death.
Tetteh Tsatsu Kodzo, a friend to the parent of the deceased, took to social media to recount the incident that led to the child’s death.
She claimed the 3-year-old girl was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after she swallowed a GHc 20p coin.
Tetteh Tsatsu Kodzo alleged, the doctor who attended to the 3-year-old toddler was negligent with the medical procedure and wrongly administered intravenous fluids or drip to the child, instead of giving the suffocating girl oxygen.
‘’I am sad this morning, hence managing a handful of pawpaw. My friend called me yesterday afternoon, the daughter had swallowed a 20ghp coin and had been rushed to the hospital. They were asked to go take an X-Ray ( attached image).’’ Tetteh Tsatsu Kodzo stated in her Facebook post.
She added: ‘‘From yesterday afternoon, they managed to raise all the cash they were asked to pay and had been waiting for the dr to come in and operate on the child (3 years ).
Dr. didn’t show up yesterday and they had to make do with very rude nurses and prolly prayer. This morning they were waiting for Dr. to show but was told they had to wait till 10am.
Child was hustling to breath, instead of giving the child oxygen to aid her in breathing, they rather administered drip,'' her post said.
Tetteh Tsatsu Kodzo, indicated that the young girl, who could no longer hang on for the attending doctor to show up suffered to her death.
She also revealed that she has advised her bereaved friend to take legal action against Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
‘’I have advised my friend to sue Korlebu and I hope he listens,’’ the post further stated.
Below is the full statement on Facebook:
Some social media users have been left in complete distress.
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