A 6 year old boy knocked down by a motorcycle has died due to the lack of an ambulance to transport him from the Eastern Region to Accra.
The victim died at the St. Martins Hospital in Agomanya because there was no ambulance available to transfer him to Korle-Bu in Accra to get the specialist care he needed.
A six-year-old boy has lost his life due to the unavailability of an Ambulance at St. Martins Hospital at Agomanya in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.
The boy was knocked down by a motorbike and rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon with severe traumatic brain injury. He was referred to the Korle-By Teaching Hospital due to his critical condition, however, there was no Ambulance to convey the patient for emergency attention.
An eyewitness who helped to rescue the boy to the Hospital in an interview with Starr News said there was no ambulance in the district to convey the boy.
Information gathered by Starr News indicate that, the entire Lower Manya Krobo has been without an Ambulance for several months as the only ambulance has broken down.
Also, Yilo Krobo municipality which shares a boundary with Lower Manya also lacks an Ambulance creating an uncomfortable situation for Doctors and Nurses in Akuse and Atua Government hospitals as well as other health facilities in the districts.Patients in critical conditions are transported in Commercial vehicles. Several deaths have occurred in the districts as a result of the situation.