4 year old Eugiene Asamoah’ eyeball is almost displaced from its socket as her parents struggle to get him proper medical care.
According to Eugiene’s mother, Rita Djan her son’s ailment started with a swelling in his cheek which affected his eye. She said the boy’s eye eventually started producing some phlegm-like substance, so she had to take him to the hospital for treatment. She said after visiting three different hospitals she was referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where doctors prescribed an eye drop and ointment for him. The heartbroken woman said, her son’s condition worsened after using the eye droplet.
“I was at Aburi to visit my mother when his eye started aching so I took him to the nearest clinic but they couldn’t treat him. I was referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after visiting another hospital at Nsawam. Doctors at Korle-Bu still couldn’t diagnose the cause of the disease upon the series of tests they undertook. The ailment became severe when I began using the eyedrop on his eye.” She told crimecheckghana.
The seeming flustered woman said doctors said his son would have to undergo surgery to restore his eye but they did not make known the cost. She said the doctors are still awaiting the final test result to enable them make a decision. “I used to sell second hand clothes but the business collapsed when Eugiene’s condition began. My husband is a private surveyor so he hardly gets job offers. He could only support me during the first lab test of our son and now I don’t know how we are going to afford the surgery.” She said.
Crime Check Foundation, CCF through one of its Germany based group donors, Fire for Fire gave Mrs. Djan One Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy Six Ghana Cedis to pay for the test result.
She was grateful for the support. “God bless you for the support. May God replace whatever you have lost for my son’s sake. Thank you.” She said.
CCF is appealing to individuals and organizations to support the little boy undergo surgery to restore his eye.
The Foundation’s Health Check Series is used to seek support for individuals who cannot access medical care because of poverty.