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General News of Friday, 27 March 2020

Source: GNA

Government settles bills of Dompoase accident victims

Management of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) has received a cheque of GH?97,450.16 from the government to cover the medical bills of the accident victims of the Dompoase crash.

This was in fulfilment of the promise made to take up the bills including Mortuary fees.

On Tuesday 14th, January, 34 people including three children lost their lives while 59 others, were injured, some severely in a fatal accident involving two 60-seater passenger buses at Dompoase near Komenda Junction.

The vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction on the Accra-Takoradi highway.

A government delegation led by Mr Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah, the Transport Minister and Mr Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister, visited the injured on admission and made the pledge after visiting the accident scene.

Mr Duncan, who presented the cheque on behalf of Government on Wednesday, commended the management of the Hospital for the swift response even in the midst of its constrained resources.

“When the incident happened, the CEO and his management did not consider their limited resources or demanded more monies from the victims but quickly mobilized and took care of them,” Mr Duncan said.

“They went very deep into all corners to be able to marshal the needed resources. But for asking them, they would not even have disclosed the cost to us,” he added.

He said the Government requested that the Hospital compiled a comprehensive report on patients including all those who would need surgical implants of which the Hospital complied.

Dr Eric Ngyedu, the Chief Executive Officer of the CCTH, expressed gratitude to Mr Duncan for his sterling leadership and the commitment exhibited during the crisis and thanked the government for honouring its promise.

He said the Government’s intervention came as a great relief to the Hospital and families of the accident victims.

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