Yendi: Residents Fight Hospital Over Death of Fourteen Year Old Girl
A resident of Yendi, Abukari Is-haq Motariga is 'fighting' for a fourteen year old Abena Nankola who was allegedly neglected to die at the Yendi Municipal hospital on Thursday 18th March 2021.
In a petition sighted by saganitvonline.com, Mr. Motariga narrates how he witnessed the alleged neglect by staff of the hospital which according to him resulted to the untimely death of the young girl.
The family of the Abena, in an interaction with Sagani TV at Kpachani, a farming community in the Yendi municipality, narrated how Abena was sent to the hospital from the community which is about fifteen kilometers away from Yendi around 2:15am that faithful night and the ordeal they went through at the hospital which lead to the death of the little girl at around 9:30am without a any medical officer attending to her.
The petitioner and the family call on the government and authorities in the municipality to investigate the matter and ensure that people found culpable are brought to book.
The medical superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. Abdulai Seidu Ayuba, acknowledged receipt of the petition and mentioned that a committee has been set to investigate the matter.
He however insisted that whilst they wait for the reports of the committee, certain allegations in the petition are not factual but mere attempts by the petitioner and other individuals within the hospital to incite the public against the management of the hospital for their personal benefits.
He questioned how a patient who was sent through all the necessary procedures at the hospital and was even offered some medication by the nurse on duty at the emergency ward be said to have been neglected.
He therefore called on the general public, particularly residents of Yendi to appreciate the sacrifice the hospital staff are making "instead of trying to paint them black before the world when little unfortunate incidents happened."
See petition below
Story by: Sualisu Iddrisu