Student of St. Augustine's College died of sickle cell disease

Student of St. Augustine's College died of sickle cell disease

Authorities of St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast say the deceased student who earlier was reported to have died upon an exeat denial actually was suffering from sickle cell disease.

Debunking claims of an exeat denial, housemaster of John's House who is noted to have known Ali Foat revealed that he was taken ill shortly after a late night jam. Sing that he was a member of a group called G Club that performed till 10pm on Saturday, July 2.

According to him, the deceased failed to make a full disclosure of his health condition to the doctor when he was rushed to the hospital around 1am after complaining of waist and chest pains.

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“The school authorities only discovered he was a sickle cell patient after he had seen the doctor again, but apart from his chest pains he was in good condition. He could talk, he could eat, he could do anything. Being a sickle cell [patient] is the actual problem that caused his death and has nothing to do with the refusal of an exeat,” he revealed.

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The police are yet to mount an investigation into the matter.

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