Girl dies from dog bite in Central Region

Girl dies from dog bite in Central Region

-Little girl was bitten by a dog given to her as a birthday gift

-First health officials who saw her failed to administer anti-rabies

-She subsequently died from rabies after being sent to a different hospital

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A four-year-old girl's request for a puppy as a her birthday gift has led to her death at the Saint Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin-Foso in the Central Region.

Girl, 4, dies after 'birthday puppy' bit her hospital officials contributed

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According to reports, the little girl from Adansi Swedru who was playing with the birthday puppy got bitten on the cheek.

After the bite, the father of the child took her to a clinic in the town where a tetanus injection was administered to her.

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Two weeks later, the deceased started behaving strangely forcing her parents to send her to the Saint Francis Hospital where she was later referred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) for further treatment.

Doctors at the CCTH, after some days, sent her back to the Assin-Foso Hospital where he died on Monday after she was diagnosed of end stage rabies.

Being a case of a dog bite, the first health official should have administered a anti-rabies drug or asked the parents to buy even if the clinic did not have in stock and it makes one wonder the type of care they are giving to their patients.

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Also, it is shocking how officials at the St. Francis and Cape Coast Teaching Hospitals failed to detect the little girl's ailment and save her.

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