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Politics of Saturday, 4 July 2020


We need greater protection for health workers - Mahama reacts to death of Dr. Kisser

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The presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has underscored the need for health workers to be protected as they help the country deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Reacting to the death of Dr. Richard Kisser, the consultant Surgeon with The Trust Hospital, Mr. Mahama opined without the health workers, we will find it difficult in containing the virus.

The former president said the death of physician, Professor Plange-Rhule and that of Dr. Harry Owusu Boateng is still not lost on us.

He extended condolence to the bereaved family and the hospital where he worked.

Dr. Kisser died through COVID-19 related complications yesterday [Thursday, July 2, 2020].

Read Mahama’s full post

I have received the sad news of the passing of Dr. Richard Kisser, a Consultant Surgeon, many may have encountered at the Trust Hospital in Osu, Accra.

A few weeks earlier, we lost another great physician, Professor Plange-Rhule. The demise of Dr. Harry Owusu Boateng is still not lost on us.

My condolences to the Kisser family, the management and staff of the Trust Hospital, the Ghana Medical Association and to the many patients he was attending to.

On behalf of the National Democratic Congress, I also extend our sympathy to all others who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

We need to ensure greater protection for all our citizens especially the health workers because, without them, the already struggling fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 will be a failure.


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