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Patient sleeps outside Korle-Bu Teaching hospital because of her inability to pay for a bed

Patient sleeps outside Korle-Bu Teaching hospital  because of her inability to pay for a bed

A no bed syndrome hit the nation with people calling on the government to solve the canker to avert the treatment of patients on bare floors.

Most of the patients who receive treatment on bare floors are mostly those who face financial difficulties such as 31-year-old Abigail Asabre who is from Mporhor in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Miss Asabre tells crimecheckghana, that she was told by doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to stay home and visit the hospital for treatment after sustaining a severe wound on her arm in an accident because she could not afford to pay for space at the hospital’s wards.

She said since she could’t go back to the Eastern Region after she was driven away by her madam she worked for, she had to consider sleeping on the corridors of the hospital in the open so that she can attend treatment appointments with doctors.

“The doctors told me that there are no beds. Later they said I should go home and come to the hospital for treatment. I couldn’t also go home so I decided to sleep here on the corridor to cut the cost of transport.” She said.

Miss Asabre recounted how she nearly died after a vehicle she boarded to accompany its owner to Ashaiman somersaulted several times which caused her severe injury to her right arm. “My palm is disfigured and the first time doctors saw me, they panicked. The driver asked me to go with him to Ashaiman and on our way another vehicle crashed our car and it toppled severally. I was the only person who got injured. The other driver drove off after the incident.” She said.

The ex ‘galamseyer’ said she is in pains as her hand is getting rotten whiles she struggles to pay for further treatment. She appealed to the general public for support. “Anytime I want to bath, I cry because of the pains. Sometimes I hire someone to bath me. When I touch the wound it bleeds and oozes out some pungent liquid. I engaged in galamsey so I saved up to Five Hundred Ghana cedis and with support from my sister who is a farmer in the village, I was able to pay for the initial treatment. I am appealing to you to help me because I am struggling to pay for surgery at the cost of Two Thousand Ghana cedis.” She pleaded.

She advised the youth to desist from asking for lift in cars.

Kindly contact Crime Check Foundation, CCF via call or WhatsApp on 0242074276 to support the poor young lady.

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CCF has paid medical bills of many struggling individuals across the country including surgeries.

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