- A woman has been deceased in the Eastern Region because there was no ambulance to convey her to a hospital she was referred to
- It was indicated by the nurses on duty that the ambulance available was faulty
- The chief of the town, on the other hand, revealed that there was actually no fault with the ambulance
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The Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong Akuapem in the Eastern Region has recorded a loss of life over perceived unavailability of an ambulance.
A news report by Starrfm.com indicated that the nurses at the hospital where the incident happened revealed that they needed an ambulance to convey the patient to a referred hospital for treatment to be carried on.
According to the nurses, the only ambulance that was available was faulty, preventing them from transporting the victim to the Eastern Region Hospital in Koforidua.
The chief of the town who witnessed the incident refuted the report given by the nurses, indicating that the ambulance was not actually faulty.
He said that he was told there was a problem with the headlight of the vehicle, but after following up, he realized that that was not actually the case.
His words were, “I saw the husband of the deceased crying that they need an Ambulance. And I said but there is an Ambulance.
"I was told the Ambulance’ light was not working or whatever so I personally walked to the Administrator’s office and when we came around and wanted to get a driver, he said the Ambulance is working. Which is very bad. Later we realized the woman was already gone.”
The chief went ahead to demand that the Ministry of Health takes an action against the medical officials at the hospital.
According to him, this will serve as a deterrent to other health workers to not commit any mistakes that will lead to any fatalities.
There have been similar reports of the unavailability of hospital logistics lately.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 21-year-old woman had to deliver her baby in a tricycle in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region on Friday, December 13, 2019, due to the lack of an ambulance.
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