Mother loses 6-month old baby since she can't afford GH¢10.00 hospital folder

Mother loses 6-month old baby since she can't afford GH¢10.00 hospital folder

- Health attendants at Zebilla District Hospital have turned away a nursing mother unable to pay for her hospital folder

- Azumah Atiah lost her baby girl in the process after she had dashed out to source for funds to pay for the GH¢10.00 hospital folder

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It was a moment of pain and sorrow when mother of six-week old baby - Azumah Atiah - was denied access to health care for her baby suffering from convulsion.

Mother loses 6-month old baby since she can't afford GH¢10.00 hospital folder

Mother loses 6-month old baby since she can't afford GH¢10.00 hospital folder

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It all happened when Madam Atiah was instructed by health attendants at the Zebilla District Hospital in the Upper East Region to pay for a folder before she could be attended to by an available doctor.

According to the 35-year-old Azumah Atiah, though she informed those at the Folder Unit that she is a subscriber of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), they told her NHIS does not cover the cost of patient folder.

YEN.com.gh is gathering that the nursing mother who only had GH¢ 5.00 in her purse decided to beg the health attendants to see to her dying baby nut to no avail. She thus dashed out of the hospital to source for funds only to come back and find her baby lying still in death.

Meanwhile the Ghana Health Service says it will be mounting intense investigations over this tragic and inhuman act by the attendants.

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So far, it remains unsure if indeed the cost of hospital folders are not factored in the National Health Insurance as YEN gathers that the insurance scheme has been promised of a facelift by government.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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