10 months old baby, Christabel Martey who is suffering from Pneumonia and is on life support at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital finally dies.
Mother of the child, Mavis Mensah said her daughter was healthy when she gave birth to her but after seven months, she noticed changes in the baby’s physique so she took her to a hospital at Mankessim on numerous occasions but she was did not respond to treatment. The doctors advised that she take her to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
The 21year old girl said she refused to bring the child to Korle-Bu in Accra because of financial difficulties but she was later helped by the doctors in Mankessim to transport the child to Accra.
She said the baby has been on life support since they came to Korle- Bu and she has been asked to buy some drugs for the child but she has no money to do so. She said she has also been asked to pay a deposit of two thousand Ghana cedis for treatment to commence.
According to the young lady, she got pregnant while learning a trade with her master. “My master impregnated me while I was learning sewing at Nsawam. When I was five months pregnant, he brought me to my parents at Mankessim so he can work to take care of us. That was the last time I saw him”. She tells crimecheckghana.
The young mother said she has no one to take care of the baby’s medications and treatment so she is calling on the public for assistance. “I get sad when I think of the pain I have gone through right from when I got pregnant till date”. She said.
Crime Check Foundation CCF presented five hundred Ghana cedis to Mavis so she can purchase medication for the poor baby.
One week later, 10 months Christabel Martey has passed away and the body is in the Korle-Bu Morgue. “My baby has passed away but the doctors are saying they need to finalize my bill so I can do payment before I can bury the poor child”. She said.
Again, the Foundation has given her five hundred Ghana cedis to sympathize with her.
A grateful Mavis thanked the donors and the Foundation for their immense support towards her.