Baker Hughes (Ghana) Limited, the oilfield service which gained the headlines for abandoning the care and upkeep of Ghanaian worker, Andrew Boateng medical treatment after he sustained injuries in the course of duty for the company has revealed its responsibility to Andrew formally ended after they handed him over to medical experts and insurance providers.
Addressing a cross-section of the press in Accra, Country Director of Baker Hughes (Ghana), Tony Nwosu revealed that since Andrew's accident, his outfit made everything possible to ensure his comfort by providing the appropriate travel and accommodation logistics for his trip back to South Africa and thus, further provided visa insurance, air fares, hotels and car rentals while Andrews and his family where in South Africa.
Making clear the end of the company's help to Andrews, Tony Nwosu insisted that his outfit had no responsibility regarding the final medical decision for Andrews nor his family since they had already fulfilled their side of the bargain.
Early on, Human rights activists in South Africa who did not want to be named said Andy has been lying in poor hospital facilities in South Africa and no family member has visited him for over a year. According to him, Andrew cannot eat, walk and talk. Right now he is in old people’s nursing home and there is no physiotherapy or good nutrition for him.
Meanwhile, some workers of Baker Hughes in Takoradi on the Thursday, November 5 also embarked on strike in solidarity with a young Ghanaian Engineer who has been left to his fate. Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh has noted that her ministry will begin investigations into the case of an injured Ghanaian Engineer who has been abandoned by Baker Hughes, an American oil field services company operating in Ghana.