- Sam George has decried Ghana’s no-bed syndrome
- The Ningo Prampram MP lost his 12-year-old constituent to this development
- He has called out the #FixYourselves campaigners over this issue
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has recounted how Ghana’s “no bed syndrome” across hospitals cost him the life of his 12-year-old constituent.
In a detailed narration on Facebook, the maverick NDC legislator narrated how the father of the 12-year-old constituent had called him for emergency assistance.
According to Sam George, all efforts to transfer the unconscious boy from the Battor Catholic Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital were unsuccessful as the response he had was; “no beds available”.
“Calls were made to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital but they refused to accept the child that there was no bed. Calls were made to 37 Military Hospital and they agreed to take the child. This was about 3pm. Then the next hurdle began. The National Ambulance Service was called to transport the child. Getting the Service was another issue entirely. After getting the service, they insisted that they cannot move the child until they got their own independent confirmation from 37 Military Hospital. For well over 5 hours, they could not get anyone from 37 to confirm,” he lamented.
Sam George has thus described Ghana’s health system as sick. The Member of Parliament has also come out hard against #FixYourselves campaigners who sort to rubbish the #FixTheCountry movement.
“Yet another needless death. Should you know a big man somewhere for you to get the basic necessities? This death has really pained me. It has left me bitter at the system. It has left me angry at the #FixYourself folks. How could the Assemblyman or his 12 year old fix this issue?,” he fumed.
Below is his full narration.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has waded in a turf war on social media with investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure, over threats he had made to beat the Australian High Commissioner who is advocating LGBTQ rights in Ghana.
Manasseh Azure, responding to the threat by Sam George, took to his Facebook Page and demanded that the Member of Parliament must respect the laws of the land which frowns upon assault or any threat of it on another person let alone a diplomat.
Sam George then rubbished the comments of the journalist, rather condemning him for what he believes to be Manasseh pushing the agenda of LGBTQs in the country.
The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, has been instrumental in the advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana. He earlier commissioned an office space for the Gay Community in Ghana which aroused much tensions causing National Security to shut it down.
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