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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017

Source: adomonline.com

7-year-old accident victim needs GHC 700 daily for medical upkeep

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi have said that a 7-year-old boy who was run over by a truck at Samproso in Offinso, needs GHC 700 daily for medical care.

The boy got involved in the accent on his way home after he was allegedly sacked from school for owing Gh¢2.20 pesewas. The school has however denied the claim.

The tragedy has resulted in the amputation of the entire lower part of the boy’s body.

Doctors say he has undergone successful preliminary surgery but requires a lot of money to take care of medication and general care.

Head of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at KATH, Dr. Adabie Appiah, said between GHC 500 and GHC 700 is spent on him daily.

Dr. Appiah told Nhyira News a second surgery to cover the wounds, will take several months to heal.

Meanwhile, international NGO, Provident Children Charity Foundation, has pledged to take up the medical bills and, subsequently support the boy’s education.

Members of the group have already donated GHC 4,000 cedis which have been presented to the boy’s mother.