General News of Wed, 11 Apr 20180

9-week-old baby dies after Doctor cuts oxygen over GHS533

Oxygen supply to a nine-week-old baby was cut by a doctor at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region over the child’s parents’ inability to pay GHS533.

The child, Prosper, died subsequently.

Little Prosper had been on admission at the hospital since 5 March due to difficulty in breathing, until his death three weeks later.

The child’s mother, Sefakor, told Accra-based Joy FM’s Joojo Cobbinah that the hospital had intentions of transferring the little patient to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

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Before the Doctor on duty pulled the plugs on the oxygen machine, Sefakor said he had asked her if her husband, Kennedy Kwao, was making efforts to pay the bill.

On that fateful Saturday, she narrated, the Doctor came and enquired from her if she had heard from the child’s father concerning the money for the bill.

“I say I didn't hear, then he removed the oxygen,” she said in the little English she could string together.

The hospital is yet to speak on the matter.

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