- A woman has recounted how some health workers in a hospital turned a patient away
- According to the narrator, a lady who had been bitten by a scorpion at dawn was taken to the hospital for treatment
- However, the health workers who were on duty at the time turned the patient away because they had come up short with payment
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A young lady has shared a video and a story with popular Facebook counselor, Abena Magis on her page after they were reportedly denied access to healthcare in an emergency situation.
In the post sighted by the YEN.com.gh on Abena Manokekame, one lady indicated that a scorpion bit another lady at around 1 am on September 29, 2020.
Arrangements were then made to take the lady to the Bortianor Polyclinic at around 3 am for immediate treatment but they met some hostility upon their arrival.
According to the lady, the health workers at post during that time requested for the patient to make payment before being treated.
The narrator however indicated that they had half of the required amount in cash but the remaining was electronic money which was on her phone.
She went on to indicate that they pleaded for the lady bitten by the scorpion to be admitted at least so that they pay the rest of the money in the morning but the health workers refused.
The narrator said even with tears in her eyes and the promise of paying the balance as soon as day breaks, did not move the health workers
As a result, they had to return home and wait till morning to be able to withdraw the money on the phone so that the lady can get medical attention.
They then went on to share a video of how the lady bitten by the scorpion was squirming and in obvious pain.
Many people took to the comment section to express their views on the matter.
Meanwhile, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has shown that even though he has matchless love for his country as a minister, he equally cannot forget his first love as a heart surgeon.
The astute Ghanaian is currently the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation under the Akufo-Addo-led government.
As a result of his position, he sees to the affairs of the nation normally from Monday to Friday which are considered as 'official working days'
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