The Management of the Suntreso Government Hospital has promised that the health facility will apply the appropriate steps to probe the situation.
Medical Superintendent at the hospital, Dr. Agyarko Poku said the facility will deliberate on the bereaved husbands account and doctor’s account of the event from the fatal accident since the hospital is determined to unearth the truth.
“It’s a loss of life and we deem it as a very serious issue and we are going to go through all the administrative processes to investigative it,” he said, adding the length of time it took the doctor to attend to the woman will be a scrutinized.
"We need to take our time, go through everything. This is not an issue to be [discussed] on the radio" he said.
The late 30-year-old pregnant woman reportedly died with her unborn baby at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi on Wednesday, 4 July 2018, after the health post refused her entry into the labour ward because her husband could not immediately pay a GHS500 'Doctor Motivation Fee'.
Angela Afriyie Agyemang reportedly died at the theater just as her husband had made available the GHS500 fee for which she had been denied medical attention.
Pastor Solomon Lamo Latiff of the House of Faith Ministry in Kumasi, husband to the deceased, disclosed on Tuesday 10 July that he would sue the hospital for medical negligence.
Mr Latiff is alleging that the fatal incident on Thursday occurred because the doctor in charge delayed a scheduled caesarean section and forced him to pay a “doctor motivation fee” of GH¢500.