A 23-year old Ghanaian student studying to become a medical doctor in Cuba has sadly passed away.
Erasmus Klutse reportedly died on Friday, May 7th in Cuba, where he alongside some other Ghanaian colleagues are studying medicine.
A colleague of his revealed details of his sad passing in a recent interview.
According to him, Erasmus did not receive the adequate medical care when he fell sick and they are blaming the Ghanaian embassy in Cuba for failing to make them a priority.
“Just this last Friday, we lost a student of ours, a brother, Erasmus Klutse and one of the reasons why we lost him was because of the poor health treatment that we’ve been receiving,” Eugene Oko Richman, a Ghanaian student leader in Cuba told class Fm Monday.
“And the issue that we have is that the mission here has made it very easy for the Cubans not to make us a priority when it comes to our health because if they had sent an ambulance to him, we feel that his death could have been prevented,”
A fellow student revealed on Twitter that Erasmus already had a degree in biomedical engineering and wanted to study medicine in addition because it was his true passion.
“The body of Erasmus after his death at 7:00 am was lying in the school until 3:00 pm when it was later conveyed to the mortuary I guess. They robbed me of my friend and church leader due to incompetence… Erasmus who died at the age of 23 had a degree in Biomedical engineering in LEG but wanted to pursue his passion.” he wrote.
This is some pretty sad news. May Erasmus rest in peace.