- Detained mothers at a government hospital in Accra have been discharged after a local charity paid their medical bills
- Crime Check Foundation disclosed in a post that the mothers were detained because they could not afford to settle their hospital bills
- The local charity called on the government to reconsider the policy that permits hospitals to hold up new mothers who can't afford to pay bills from leaving the hospital
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Detained mothers at a government hospital in Accra can express a sigh of relief after the local charity Crime Check Foundation paid their bills for them to be discharged.
Crime Check Foundation disclosed in a post on its Facebook page that as part of its charity series, the foundation paid a visit to a government hospital in Accra to settle medical bills owed by the detained mothers who had given birth to new babies.
''As part of our Health Check Series, we visited one government hospital in Accra to pay the bills of some women who have delivered but have been detained at the hospital because of their inability to pay their bills,'' the foundation said.
Crime Check Foundation urged the government to reconsider the policy that allows government hospitals to detain mothers who are unable to pay their bills, describing the practice as sickening and dehumanising.
''As much as we agree that the government needs money to run our hospitals, many people just cannot pay because they cannot pay. It is time the government softened its stance on poor women who find themselves at the bottom of the poverty bracket, and as such cannot afford health care.
''The sight of such women being detained is sickening and dehumanising. Just imagine the joy of motherhood stopped in its tracks by a system that shows no mercy to the poor deliverer. Such women deserve to go home!''
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Sylvia Dogah is making history as the first-ever Ghanaian female kickboxer to participate in the Arab Boxing Grand Prix Championship from April 21 to May 1, 2021.
The young female kickboxer will imprint her name in the sands of time as the first Ghanaian female to participate in such an international tournament.
Dogah joins the ranks of notable Ghanaian women who made history in their fields, including Rosmond Asiama Nkansah, the first Ghanaian woman to be recruited into the then Gold Coast Police Force, and Susan Barbara Gyankorama Ofori-Atta who became the first female doctor in the Gold Coast.
In other news, a female Ghanaian nurse, Akua Afariwaa, has set the internet ablaze with her striking appearance as she marked her new age with style in March 2021.
Afariwaa turned a new age on March 22 and she took to a popular Facebook public group to share a series of photos to celebrate her special day.
To mark her grand day, the female nurse splashed social media with awe-inspiring birthday snaps, flexing her grid and beauty.
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