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General News of Thursday, 12 April 2018


Kasoa baby death: My wife almost went mad – Man reveals

Mother of the nine-week-old baby boy who died at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region over a GH?533 medical bill almost went mad, her husband has said.

According to reports, the woman whose name was only given as Sefakor begun behaving abnormally when she returned home from the hospital.

Her husband, Kennedy Kwao, revealed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Thursday.

Prosper who was born on January 19, 2018 developed a breathing problem and was taken to the hospital on March 5 but died three weeks later.

The nine-month old baby boy, sources allege, died after a medical doctor on duty pulled the plug from the oxygen machine that was serving him oxygen because his family could not pay for the oxygen service.

This is in spite of pleas by the mother who was waiting for her husband to return with money to clear the accumulated bills which had amounted to GH?533 at the time.

The deceased baby’s family further allege that when the felt they could not pay for the cost of treatment, he decided to take the drastic decision of pulling the plugs.

A distraught Kennedy Kwao on Dwaso Nsem said he is still in shock, following the unfortunate incident.

But he is more worried about the condition of his wife who speaks even when asleep.

What has made the issue murkier, Mr. Kwao disclosed, is the fact that his wife cannot give birth again since due to a surgical procedure on her womb.

“We have two children and Prosper was the third. Now that he is dead, my wife cannot give birth because her womb has been removed [sic]”, he bemoaned.

Mr. Kwao said the hospital authorities are tight-lipped on the issue under the guise of investigating the circumstances that led to the death of the baby.