VRA Hospital Sued By Pharmacist For GH¢12 Million Over An Alleged Case Of Medical Negligence

VRA Hospital Sued By Pharmacist For GH¢12 Million Over An Alleged Case Of Medical Negligence

  • A 29-year-old pharmacist has filed a legal case against the Volta River Authority Hospital, seeking GH¢12 million in damages for allegedly being administered the wrong medicine
  • The incorrect drug administration resulted in significant harm to the pharmacist's mental and physical health, causing her to be incapacitated
  • While the mainstream report focused on the medical error, a conflicting narrative on social media suggested that the pharmacist rejected the prescribed medicine due to its cost

A 29-year-old pharmacist has reportedly initiated legal action against the Volta River Authority Hospital situated in Aboadze, Western Region.

The alleged is seeking GH¢12 million in damages for the administration of incorrect medicine that significantly harmed her health.

VRA Hospital Sued By Pharmacist For GH¢12 Million Over An Alleged Case Of Medical Negligence
The entrance of a VRA Hospital and file image showing a man lying in bed. Source: Facebook/@GHOneTV, Getty Images
Source: UGC

The pharmacist, whose identity remains undisclosed, claimed he received an injection of IM Atracurium 50mg instead of Antigen D, resulting in mental and physical incapacitation, according to a report by GHOne TV sighted by YEN.com.gh.

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While the report seeks to highlight an instance of medical error or medical negligence, a conflicting narrative emerged on social media through @BoJacck.

The social media activist is suggesting that the pharmacist declined the prescribed medicine from VRA Hospital due to its cost.

The Pharmacist allegedly opted for medicine from her workplace, which was erroneously injected by a nurse without proper verification, leading to severe health consequences.

Below is @BoJacck's claim on X.

Not long ago, the high court directed the 37 Military Hospital and the Chief of Defence Staff to release the details of an investigative report that details the cause of death of Solomon Asare-Kumah at the health facility in a similar medical negligence case.

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In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that a 19-year-old second-year law student at the University of Ghana died in Cape Coast after an alleged medical negligence.

The student's mother said she had taken her asthmatic son to the Ewim Polyclinic to attend to an asthma attack.

She alleged that the medical staff administered an injection instead of the expected nebuliser treatment.

Baby dies at KNUST Hospital during circumcision

Also, an NGO has taken up the matter of suspected medical negligence against KNUST Hospital following the death of a 10-day-old baby boy during circumcision.

Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Victims has said it can establish a prima facie case against the KNUST Hospital.

Parents of the baby boy said shortly after a nurse started the process of circumcising their boy, the baby cried out loudly followed by senior nurses and doctors rushing into the theatre.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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