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We’re investigating claims of patient abandoned in Gomoa Ojobi – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced the initiation of a probe into claims of a patient being left deserted in a thicket near Gomoa Ojobi, Central Region.

On Thursday, June 13, speculation about the incident surged as a video surfaced online, allegedly depicting a woman enshrouded in linens and abandoned in the wilderness.

Netizens have speculated that the woman was forsaken in the wilds by an ambulance belonging to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba.

In a communique issued on Friday, June 14, by GHS Director-General Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, it was confirmed that an inquiry is underway to verify the veracity of the allegations, in accordance with standard public service procedures, to determine the necessary course of action.

The public has been requested to remain patient during the verification process of the reported event.

Below is the full statement by the GHS

Below is the full statement.

RE: PATIENT ALLEGEDLY ABANDONED IN A BUSH AT GOMOA OJOBI

The attention of leadership of the Ghana Health Service has been drawn to a media story about a patient allegedly abandoned in a bush at Gomoa Ojobi in the Central Region. According to the story, it is alleged that the said patient was on admission at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba and after her relatives had failed to show up, she was conveyed in the hospital’s ambulance and left in a wheelchair at Ojobi where she claimed to be her hometown, and was later found dead.

The Service upon receiving this disturbing news, has initiated investigations into the matter to establish the authenticity or otherwise of the story in line with the existing practices in the public service to enable it take appropriate action(s).

The Service wishes to appeal to the general public to be patient as anyone found to be connected with this unfortunate incident will be severely dealt in accordance with provisions of the Service’s Code of Conduct.

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