A covid-19 patient who was on admission at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH) has met his untimely death. According to Emmanuel Kwame Amoh who works with 3news.com, the victim, Paulus Okine, who was referred to the Centre from the Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department at about 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 18, was seen by security officers scaling the walls of the Centre the next day. According to the story, the victim warned the security official at post not to get closer to him of which he (the security officer) obliged. The said victim managed to escape but was later found dead near the hospital’s Nurses Quarters.
Upon hearing the sad news, The Western Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has set up an investigative committee to look into the circumstances that led to the death of the patient. The Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr Yaw Ofori Yeboah, in a letter of appointment onto the investigative committee, wants the clinical status of the patient verified at the time of admission. He also wants to be furnished with detailed information on the circumstances that led to the patient’s escape from admission.
In addition, he charged the committee to also as a matter of urgency, provide detailed information on the circumstances that led to the patient’s death and, finally, make recommendations to management on measures to avert the recurrence of such incident in the future. The committee is expected to present its report by Friday, August 27