General News of Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Public Relations Officer of the Police Hospital, ASP Juliana Obeng, has said that it is rendering medical care and services to the former flagbearer of the Convention People's Party (CPP), George Aggudey as a patient and not a prisoner.
“The police hospital strictly delivers medical care to its patients and that is exactly what it is presently rendering to Mr Aggudey who is a patient and not a prisoner. Any other thing will be done by authorities that are also in charge of other areas," she said.
Mr Aggudey was hospitalised at the Police Hospital on Saturday after receiving a three-month prison sentence by an Accra Circuit Court for non-payment of his workers Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions amounting to over GHS 2.6m.
The former flagbearer is reported to be receiving treatment at the Executive Ward of the Police Hospital.
Speaking on Citi FM's Eye Witness News with Richard Dela Sky, ASP Obeng stated: “Mr Aggudey was brought to the Police hospital on Saturday and was admitted by the hospital afterwards since his condition was very critical.
“When the doctors attended to him on Saturday, they realised that he needed further investigations and cross-examination,” she added.
Responding to the question as to who was qualified to be admitted at the Executive Ward, ASP Obeng explained that “the Executive Ward only admits those who can afford a specific amount of money per day.”