Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA

Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA

- The Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA) has responded to an allegation by Bernard Gorni who access services at the Ho Municipal Hospital on February 25, 2021

- The GPAA debunked Gorni's claim that a nurse ignored the instruction of a physician assistant intern who directed her to administer two mega units (MU) stat Benzyl Penicillin intramuscularly (IM)

- In a statement issued on March 20, 2021, the GPAA described Gorni's narration as false and malicious

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The Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA) has refuted an allegation by Bernard Gorni that a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital ignored the instruction of a physician assistant intern.

In a statement issued on March 20, 2021, the Association confirmed that Bernard Gorni accessed services at the Out-Patient Department of the Ho Municipal Hospital on February 25, 2021.

The statement, however, debunked the account by Bernard Gorn that a nurse who he identified as Gloria Atiayao defied the instruction of a physician assistant intern who directed her to administer two mega units (MU) stat Benzyl Penicillin intramuscularly (IM) but ignored and stood her grounds and rather administered the medication through the intravenous (IV) route.

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Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA
Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA Image: Abena Manokekame
Source: UGC

The statement signed by the president of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association, Emmanuel Yaw Appiah, and the secretary, Peter Eyram Kuenyefu, described Bernard Gorni's narration as false and malicious.

''The leadership [of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association] wishes to state emphatically that the said narration by Mr. Bernard Gornion social media which was published and discussed by Chronicle and other media outlets are false, malicious and an act of defamation. The said Physician Assistant( PA) Intern did no wrong in prescribing the drug to be given IM and more significantly, he never wrote any 20mls to be given IM as indicated in the publication,'' the statement said.

Meanwhile, the management of the Ho Municipal Hospital has also refuted the account of Bernard Gorni.

Read the full statement below.

Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA
Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA Image: Ho Municipal Hospital
Source: UGC

Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA
Claims of nurse defying instruction from physician assistant to save life of patient untrue - GPAA. Image: Ho Municipal Hospital
Source: UGC

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Bernard Gorni, a patient who was saved by the brave action of a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, honoured the medical practitioner with a citation.

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According to Gorni, Gloria Atiayao, a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, refused to administer a drug through injection as directed by the physician assistant (PA) at the medical facility who attended to him and prescribed a drug called Benzylpenicillin.

Gorni in a post which has been shared on multiple platforms disclosed that the incident occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

In hearty news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that popular social media influencer, Nänä Teä, known in real life as James Annor Tetteh, and his friends, marked Ghana month desilting clogged gutters around the Tema Station in Accra.

Tetteh who is known for undertaking other laudable social good galvanised his team to embark on the cleaning exercise to maintain neglected gutters around Tema Station.

The generous young man's desire to transform society informed his decision to use his little resources to fund the cleaning exercise.

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