MCE visits Dompim motor accident victims

By Erica
Apeatua Addo, GNA

Bogrekrom (W/R), Sept. 20, GNA – Mr Glibert
Kennedy Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa Nsueam, has visited
victims on admission at the Tarkwa Municipal and Apinto Government hospitals.

Many on admission were involved in the motor
accident that claimed seven lives between Dompim and Bonsaso on the
Tarkwa-Takoradi Highway.

At both hospitals, the MCE met some survivors
of the accident and commiserated with them.

On September 17, 2018, around 1630 hrs, a
Mercedes Benz sprinter bus transporting 57 pupils of Learners Bridge Academy
and their teachers from Dompim to Ahwetieso after close of school collided head
on with a tipper truck.

Mr Asmah said 14 pupils were admitted at the
Apinto Government Hospital.

He said eight of the victims whose condition have
been stabilized were on admission at the children’s ward, whiles five were at
the emergency ward receiving medical attention.

At the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, 37 victim
were admitted, 19 were treated and discharged, two died and 10 are still on
admission, Mr Asmah said.

The MCE said six of the victim’s were taken to
the Agona Nkwanta Hospital where four died and the remaining two were referred
to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi.

He said six of the victim’s which include a
five-year-old boy whose right arm was fractured have been referred to the
Okomfo Anokye Teaching hospital in Kumasi, 37 military hospital in Accra and
Cape Coast Regional hospital.

He commended the staffs of the various
hospitals for the prompt attention they gave to those on admission.

Mr Asmah also expressed appreciation to the
mining companies for providing ambulances to transport all the victims that
were referred.

GNA

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