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Pay GHS1,075,000 compensation for medical negligence-High Court to 37 Military hospital

High Court awards GHS1,075,000 against 37 Military hospital over medical negligence

An Accra High Court has awarded an amount of 1, 075,000 cedis against the 37 Military Hospital for medical negligence that led to the death a 27 year old pregnant woman.

The court in its judgement stated that circumstances that led to the death of Helena Brema Nyamekye, a PhD Student of the University of Ghana whose husband is a retired military officer was avoidable.

The plaintiffs, the father of the deceased and the husband a Retired Captain of the Ghana Armed Forces, in the suit indicated they opted for cesarean section as mode of delivery but the doctors refused to carry out the request.

The doctors however, took her through normal delivery causing her to bleed profusely leading to her death.

This also affected the baby who suffered a deformity in the right arm.

However, the defendant in its case said the father of the deceased opted a virginal delivery and it was in the case of delivery that the plaintiff sent a text message for CS.

The defendant further argued that, the time the request was made for the CS was too late but according to the court, evidence showed that the request was made in the morning of November 11, 2015, hours before the delivery was carried out.

Presiding judge, Justice Kwaku Tawiah Ackaa-Boafo, in his opinion said, virtually all the doctors agreed the death was preventable but did not suggest any solution.

He pointed out that, he found it difficult to understand that “no plausible or reasonable explanation was given to the court by the doctors why the CS requested was not conducted.”

He stressed, “many of the decisions made by the hospital were wrong.”

He added, Helena Brema Nyamekye would have been alive if the doctors had taken the necessary measures in carrying out their duties.

The defense witnesses, Justice Ackaa-Boafo, said were not truthful to the court on matters leading to the death of the Helena Nyamekye.

All the doctors he said, “failed to take personal responsibility and it was unacceptable.”

The court also found out that, “there was no doctor or house officer to review the process and so no proper monitoring was done on the deceased.”

“It became very clear that she was not properly monitored of what she was going through until she gave birth and later bled to death.” The judge added.

The court said, the hospital owed the deceased and the plaintiff duty of care and whatever happened suggests that a clear case of negligence has been established.

The deceased he said lost a lot of blood after delivery. “It cannot be disputed that the deceased lost over 1.5 litres of blood.” He said.

The judgment of the court stressed, “no proper plan was put in place to monitor her.”

No blood was available according to the court for transfusion and even after a request was made at the theatre, the blood was not used.

“She was not properly monitored and by not making blood available was reckless and negligent and unacceptable not to use the blood available.” The court stressed.

Justice Ackaa-Boafo, advised that doctors and specialist should take a relook at how mothers lose their lives needlessly and put in measures to prevent avoidable deaths.

The plaintiffs sought three reliefs these are; damages for loss of life, damages of trauma and negligence and general damages.

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John Mahama eulogizes Ama Benyiwa Doe

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Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has poured a fountain of laudations on the late Former Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, who has passed.  According to him, the late party stalwart was not only a politician, but a gender activist.

President Mahama, who took to his Social Media walls on Sunday, September 19, 2021 expressed shock about the passing of madam Benyiwa Doe and praised her for her great service to the NDC and Ghana.

“I have received with deep sadness, news of the demise of one of the most inspirational icons to have served our party, the NDC, and this great nation.” John Mahama stated.

He added that the late Ama Benyiwa Doe was a personality of courage, commitment and served her country with passion.

“Ama Benyiwa Doe was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment and passion for service.” The Former President observed.

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Family sources said the outspoken politician died during the early hours of Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Madam Benyiwa Doe, who was the Central Regional Minister between 2009-2012 died at age 71. She was once a Member of Parliament for Gomoa West and a Former National Women’s Organisation of the Opposition National Democratic Congress.

Our sources said, Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe, popularly known as Am Shavez was unwell for few years until her unfortunate demise on Sunday.

Her death, has seen Facebook and other Social Media platforms flooded with a fountain of messages to eulogize the iconic late member of the NDC.

The National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo, has described the late Ama Benyiwa Doe as a selfless patriot who served Ghana well.

“As a party executive and Minister, she was exceptional, patriotic and served her nation well.” Mr.Opare Addo stated.

An astute NDC Youth and Social Media Activist, Bright Abakosem observed that the late Former Minister’s life deserves celebrations.

“We will celebrate a life well lived. NDC is forever grateful for your commitment, dedication, hard work and above all, long service.” He eulogised.

Source: Nationalistgh.com

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Chereponi: Police move in to prevent demo against purported DCE nominee

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The Chereponi District Police command has foiled a planned demonstration against the purported District Chief Executive nominee, Zuweira Mada Nashiru.

The police in a statement said the demonstration was going to be embarked upon by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who were aggrieved that their favourite candidate, S. K. Orlando, was not recommended for nomination.

“The Chereponi District Police Command upon receipt of the information quickly invited the constituency chairman, Aliu Sulemana and some of the youth leaders and after discussing, the chairman and the youth leaders realized the need to keep the peace and abide by the advice of the police not to proceed with the demonstration. They also promised to go by the Public Order Act and notify the police accordingly, should they intend to organize the demonstration.”

The police also engaged S. K Orlando who was urged to calm his supporters down.

The district remains calm, however, the police say they are monitoring the situation.

Two patrol teams have currently been deployed to maintain peace in the area, including a standby security team put in place.

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NDC stalwart Ama Benyiwa Doe passes on at 71; eulogies go viral

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A Former National Democratic Congress’ Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe has passed on, the Nationalistgh.com can confirm.

Family sources said the outspoken politician died during the early hours of Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Madam Benyiwa Doe, who was the Central Regional Minister between 2009-2012 died at age 71. She was once a Member of Parliament for Gomoa West and a Former National Women’s Organisation of the Opposition National Democratic Congress.

Our sources said, Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe, popularly known as Am Shavez was unwell for few years until her unfortunate demise on Sunday.

Her death, has seen Facebook and other Social Media platforms flooded with a fountain of messages to eulogize the iconic late member of the NDC.

The National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo, has described the late Ama Benyiwa Doe as a selfless patriot who served Ghana well.

“As a party executive and Minister, she was exceptional, patriotic and served her nation well.” Mr.Opare Addo stated.

An astute NDC Youth and Social Media Activist, Bright Abakosem observed that the late Former Minister’s life deserves celebrations.

“We will celebrate a life well lived. NDC is forever grateful for your commitment, dedication, hard work and above all, long service.” He eulogised.

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Source: Nationalistgh.com

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