Ayorkor Botchwey speaks on death of medical student in Cuba; says he was not denied healthcare

Ayorkor Botchwey speaks on death of medical student in Cuba; says he was not denied healthcare

- A Ghanaian medical student in Cuba, Erasmus Klutse, reportedly passed on after he was allegedly refused treatment by the students' clinic

- According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, contrary to media reports, Erasmus did not die because he was denied healthcare

- Shirley Ayorkor Botchway revealed that Eramus' remains will be flown into the country for an autopsy to tell the cause of his death

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has denied claims that a Ghanaian medical student, Erasmus Klutse, who died in Cuba was denied healthcare.

In a report filed by CitiNews, Ayorkor Botchwey lamented that social media had been used to spread conflicting reports about the death of Erasmus.

According to her, the government and the Ministry did not take the news of Erasmus’ death lightly.

She added that she is certain that the death of Erasmus was not a result of the fact that he was denied medical attention.

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“.... We received the news of the death of the 2nd-year student with a lot of concern but what is important is that he was not denied any medical attention," she noted.

Meanwhile, the remains of the student would be flown back to Ghana and the cause of his death will be ascertained through an autopsy.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Erasmus Klutse passed on after he was allegedly neglected by both the Cubans and Ghanaian stakeholders.

According to Emmanuel Dwomfour-Poku, the organising secretary and PRO of NUGS (National Union of Ghanaian Students), Cuba, Erasmus was rushed to the school clinic and was refused treatment.

He subsequently needed to be sent outside the campus but the ambulance had no gasoline and there was no funding to help the situation.

In other news, at Amankwatia M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, teachers have contributed from their own pockets to settle utility bills for the school as there are no external funds coming in.

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According to a report by myjoyonline.com, Frank Kwakye, who is the headmaster of the school indicated that academic work has not been going on smoothly in the school due to the school's inability to settle its bills.

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