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General News of Thursday, 23 September 2010

Source: citifmonline

5 Tamale accident victims airlifted to Accra

Five of the Zagyuri accident victims on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital were on Thursday September 23 airlifted to Accra for external medical care.

The referral was due to lack of facilities like the CT scan and an emergency centre to handle their situation.

Hamza Jamani, Public Relations Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital said the rest were responding to treatment while others have been discharged.

He said the hospital authority was doing everything possible to contain the situation and reiterated earlier calls on government to provide the hospital with the needed facilities to carry out their functions effectively.

Hamza Jamani however complained about three victims who absconded from the hospital for reasons unknown.

It will be recalled that about thirty people lost their lives in a fatal accident at Zagyuri on the Tamale-Bolgatanga Highway when a Leyland passenger truck run into a ditch.

In a related development, NDC regional executives led by Sofo Azorka, first Vice Chairman made a donation of 31 maxi bags of maize and 400 GH cedis towards the funeral rites of the deceased.

The presentation was made to the bereaved families at Zoggu, hometown of the deceased where Sofo Azorka consoled them and promised the party’s commitment to assist in performing their funerals.

Sofo Azorka was accompanied by Alhaji Asuma Kalpohin, Tamale North constituency Chairman of the NDC and several party bigwigs.