- The manageress of the University of Cape Coast branch of the ADB Bank, Jane Hammond, has died after she was refused admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
- Hammond was initially sent to the Doctors In Service (DIS) clinic in Cape Coast but was later referred to the hospital
- The hospital has appointed a committee to investigate the circumstances leading to her death and the bank has also referred the matter to its legal team
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YEN.com.gh has learned that the manageress of the University of Cape Coast branch of the ADB Bank, Jane Hammond, has died.
Hammond lost her life after she was denied admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) due to a lack of beds.
Information available shows that she was initially sent to the Doctors In Service (DIS) clinic on Monday, December 9, 2019.
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She was however referred to the hospital for further treatment but was refused admission due to lack of beds, per a report by myjoyonline.com.
According to an official of the CCTH, Freddie Ankrah, the hospital was informed that a patient was being sent there.
It however responded by saying that there was no space at the hospital and for that reason, they should hold on as they tried to prepare a place.
The DIS nurses, nonetheless, sent Hammond to the hospital and were turned away on arrival.
Attempts were made to keep Hammond alive through resuscitation but that did little to save her.
The hospital has meanwhile stated that it cannot be held responsible for her death but has appointed a committee to investigate the matter.
Officials of the ADB Bank, however, stated that they will refer the matter to their legal team as there was a retainer agreement with the hospital and that the deceased was not properly identified when she was taken there.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that a 40-year-old trader, Doris Opoku, is in police grips for defrauding a couple.
The victims, both service officers, bought a house valued at GHc95,000 from Opoku, only to learn that it has been sold to someone else.
Opoku has therefore been charged with defrauding by false pretence and has been arraigned before a circuit court in Kumasi.
She was then admitted to bail in the sum of GHc95,000 with two sureties, one of which is to be justified by the court, which is presided over by Mary Nsenkyere.
This was after she had pleaded not guilty to the count but she is scheduled to reappear before the court on December 19, 2019.
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