Suntreso Govt Hospital threatened with suit over death of woman, unborn baby

A resident of Kumasi has threatened to take legal action against the Suntreso Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region over the death of his wife and unborn baby.

Pastor Solomon Lamour Latif of the House Faith Ministry is accusing some health workers at the facility of negligence when his 30-year old wife, Angela Afriyie Agyemang, went into labour.

According to the pastor, whose hope of having his first child after 18 months of marriage has been dashed, health personnel on duty on the day watched on for the expectant mother to die after enduring several minutes of pain.

Narrating the sad incident, Pastor Latif said he approached a female worker on duty when he realised his wife’s pain was worsening, but the worker told him she was cleaning.

He said one of the workers scolded him, saying a pregnant woman they treated a while ago was in a worse condition and, “so I should stop what I am doing. I should even leave the place”.

Worried that his wife could die, the pastor said he went to the doctor on duty to lament about the severity of his wife’s case, adding that it took a long time afterwards for the doctor to enter the theatre.

Pastor Latif said long after his wife was sent to the theatre, the health workers invited him to the theatre only to be told of his wife’s demise.

He alleged that the doctor on duty whose name was only given as Dr. Sarpong, asked for a GHȻ500 motivation fee for the cesarean session which he promised to pay after the session.

“He told me that he will take the money when he is done. I have come to understand that someone was taken in instead of my wife, meaning there was some overtaking somewhere.”

“For now, I must say the truth that I am not myself to be doing these things, but after we are done with everything, I will make sure I take legal action against them,” he told Accra-based Citifm.

Meanwhile, management of the hospital said it had referred the matter to the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate for redress.

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