21 year old final SHS student dies in the Western Region

21 year old final SHS student dies in the Western Region

- A 21-year-old SHS student of Gwiraman Senior High School has died

- Nathaniel Yankey, who was a final year student, complained of a severe headache while in school

- The teachers of the school failed to give him attention or send him to the hospital

- He passed when he was eventually sent to the hospital by his mother

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Another final year senior high school student has died in the Western Region of Ghana.

The 21-year-old student of Gwiraman Senior High School passed on Wednesday, 15 July 2020, after he was rushed to Essikado Hospital.

According to the mother of young Nathaniel Yankey, the school of the lad is to be blamed for his sudden death.

21-year-old final SHS student dies in the Western Region

21-year-old final SHS student dies in the Western Region. Source: 3news.com
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In an interview with 3news.com, the mother of Nathaniel said her son called on Saturday, 11 July, complaining of illness.

She further narrated that the teachers of the school refused to send her son to the hospital, adding it was friends of her son who sent him to Essikado Hospital.

Mena Adjoa Esson also stated that she received a call from a teacher from the school asking her to come for her sick son.

“So I asked him, so you being a teacher, what have you done about it? Haven’t you heard of what happened in Kumasi? It’s all over the airwaves, Connect FM has even reported.

“But he responded that Nat’s friends had sent him to the hospital.”

She continued the narration saying she called her son who was now on admission at the hospital to enquire how he was doing.

Nathaniel then told his mum he has been given some paracetamol by the hospital.

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“I was livid! How could they give him only paracetamol? I told him I was coming for him, but again, he declined.

“He said the hospital was taking GHc150 so I sent it to him,” Adjoa Esson added.

Fast forward to Tuesday, 14 July, Adjoa Esson says she called her son and realised he sounded weak so she insisted on going to the school. Nathaniel decided to go home on his own and when he arrived home his mother sent him to the hospital.

“When he got here, I sent him to the hospital and they immediately put him on oxygen and other machines. He passed away on the dawn of Wednesday,” she said.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Vida Nsor, a Ghanaian pure water seller who is also a single mother of four, has been pleasantly surprised with her own apartment and GHc7,500 to get herself established.

SVTV Africa in Ghana was responsible for the gesture as a video sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates the group aired the sachet water hawker's story on their social media platforms.

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