GHS investigates alleged abandonment of hospital patient in bush

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched an investigation into reports that a patient was left in bushes near Gomoa Ojobi in the Central Region.

The woman, who reportedly suffered from broken legs and mental illness after an accident, was allegedly discharged from Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital after two months and transported via ambulance to Gomoa Ojobi, which she claimed was her hometown.

According to residents, they saw the ambulance drop off the woman but did not intervene, assuming she was being met by caregivers.

However, unconfirmed reports suggest she was later found unresponsive and died.

The GHS in s statement said it is “investigating the matter to establish the authenticity or otherwise of the story.” They aim to determine if proper procedures were followed and plan to “take appropriate actions” based on their findings.

The service has urged the public for patience as the investigation unfolds. They have also assured that anyone found responsible for any misconduct will face “severe” consequences as outlined by the GHS Code of Conduct.

Read the entire statement below;

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