Owner of Obengfo hospital arrested, hospital closed down over death of woman

General News of Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Source: adomonline.com

2018-05-29

Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, Obengfo Hospital

Owner of Obengfo Hospital at Weija in Accra, Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, has been arrested by the Nima police following the death of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko at the facility.

Mother of the deceased, Nana Akosua Animah I, who disclosed this on Accra-based Okay FM, Tuesday said her daughter who is 37 years old, fell ill and sought medical attention at the Obengfo Hospital but died on Monday after her admission.

According to her, the hospital authorities decided to deposit her body at the morgue, four days after her death, without informing her family.

“My daughter wasn’t sick; she only went to the hospital for a medical checkup last week Saturday evening. Stacy had promised to see me on Monday, unfortunately, I never heard from her, so I kept calling her phone.

“In fact, I became very worried when all her calls went unanswered until on Wednesday when a nurse answered the phone and told me she was in a critical condition. I was forced to rush to the hospital, only for me to be informed that my daughter had come to the hospital for a checkup and while she was receiving treatment, she passed on”, she said.

She accused the owner of the Obengfo Hospital of having a hand in the death of her daughter, adding that her daughter was not given proper treatment.

The doctor and a cleaner, she said, were consequently arrested last Thursday and are helping the police in their investigations at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service (CID).

The Obengfo Hospital has since been closed down.

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