The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched an investigation into a disturbing report that a patient was allegedly abandoned in a bush at Gomoa Ojobi in the Central Region. The incident, which has drawn significant media attention, involves a patient who was under admission at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba.

According to reports, after the patient’s relatives failed to show up, the hospital transported her in an ambulance and left her in a wheelchair at Gomoa Ojobi, the location she claimed to be her hometown. Tragically, she was later found dead.

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of GHS, stated that the Service is taking these allegations very seriously. “We have initiated investigations to establish the authenticity of the story. Appropriate actions will be taken based on our findings, in accordance with existing practices in the public service,” he assured.

GHS has appealed to the public for patience as the investigation proceeds, emphasizing that anyone found connected with this unfortunate incident will face severe consequences as per the Service’s Code of Conduct.

The Ghana Health Service reiterates its commitment to upholding the highest standards of patient care and ensuring that such incidents do not occur in the future.

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Written by: Qwofi Emma

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