…Princess Marie Louise Children?s Hospital Fingered
A concern citizen is calling on the Ghana Health Service to as a matter of urgency investigate the professional misconducts at Princess Marie Louise Children?s Hospital in Accra which is puttingthe remaining lives of helpless patients in danger.
Nii Noi Nortey, a resident of Osu narrated the ordeal he encountered with a doctor and some nurses on duty at the Princess Marie Children?s hospital on June 3rd, 2014 at 10:55pm which nearly killed his son.
He saidat that very night theywent throughlongepisodesof torture and neglects at the Children?s hospital whereas his child?s ill health keep rising at very frightening condition almost at the verge of death.
Fortunately, with the little influence andpersonality, Nii Noi Nortey at that very night managed to save his son?s live after they left the hospital with dyeing hopes to the home of a private male doctor around 12midnight who was already waiting to attend to the sick boy after a phone call from Nii.
According to Nii Noi Nortey, after that unethical display of the doctor and two nurses at its peakgoes to confirm that most of the deaths that occurs at the hospitals could be as a result of the reckless nature and multitude behaviours of the health workers.
During a press encounter, Nii Noi Nortey noted he is determine to put both the hospital authorities and the doctor at post together? with themale and female nurse identified as Sammy and Hagarto order with immediate effect otherwise more lives will be displaced through similar acts if checks are not mounted to gage them.
Nii Noi Nortey is appealing to the Director General of Ghana Health Service, the Health Minister and Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to sink deep into the matter to issue stringent measures to gage such profession misconducts.
Meanwhile, during an interview with PUNCH, the Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira said his outfit will investigate the matter but he will quickly relay the information to the Regional Director to expedite actions into such acts and come out with the true findings.
THE REAL SHOW AT THE CHIDREN?S HOSPITAL
He narrated that at about 10:55pm on 3rd June, he with the help of his motherand sister took his son who could not breathe normally as a result of severe cough to the Princess Marie Children?s Hospital only for them to be treated badly.
According to him, one female nurse after taking the boy?s temperature and weight directed them to another female nurse identified as Hagar with the new patient?s folder.
He said after they told Hagar (nurse) that the sick boy?s temperature and weight was already recorded all of a sudden, Hagar dropped the folder on the desk and went straight to the emergency ward without a altering a word.
Haven waited for 45minutes without showing up again, Nii?s mother got upset and went to lodge a complain to the first nurse who took the sick boy?s temperature in the nursing room also took his Mother to the emergency ward.
After some few minutes, the mother came out visibly upset and relayed that when the nurse together with her had confronted Hagar(nurse) and asked her why the delays in attending to the sick boy.
Hagar(nurse) replied her colleague nurse in English thinking that the old lady who was always speaking the GA dialect do not actually understands the queen?s language sayingthat the doctor said because they were the only patient they should wait until midnight when another patient shows up.
Nii said at that very moment, a senior nurse came to ask them to go and see the doctor just after they were also told that the doctor has stepped out.
Lo and behold, the mother entered the emergency ward and realized that the doctor had deliberately sat there throughout the whole episodes of gallivanting in the hospital doing absolutely nothing.
He said the doctor name unknown after listening to her mother replied that he was the only doctor taking care of the whole ward that evening therefore, he cannot attend to minor cases like children who cough at night hence, they should find another way out if they cannot wait.
Source:?Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor, Punch Newspaper