It absolutely was the couple’s very first maternity. The euphoria had been high, blended emotions of anxiety, nervousness and joy took over, as an expectant daddy awaited their very very first kid.

But within the labour ward during the Ga western Municipal Hospital, Amasaman, into the better Accra area, a struggle that is fatal those objectives.

“My wife’s words that are last me had been ‘I’m dying. Why can’t they simply work on me? ’” Collins Tekolibe, an insurance coverage Broker recalled that day may 2, 2019.

Their spouse had been 34-years old, while the wedding ended up being lower than a year old.

Collins Tekolibe sat down with reporter, Aba Asamoah, and unveiled their attitude that is listless towards since that day.

“I don’t look at essence of living. My child may be the only reason behind maintaining me personally alive. ”

He thinks their wife’s death was avoidable. She passed away as a result of medical negligence, he alleged.

“We surely got to a medical facility at about 2 pm on May 2, 2019, and the nurses directed us to the waiting room because, according to them, my wife’s cervix had opened to only two centimetres thursday. It necessary to available to 10 on her to produce.

“We waited until 9 pm. It launched by one centimetre. Therefore, I became along with her till the after day, Friday while the discomfort had increased. It absolutely was as if I’d simply introduced an urgent situation.

He accused the nurses within the maternity ward on that of being indifferent to the plight of his wife day.

“…They provided me with prescription upon prescription to get and I also had been operating helter-skelter all throughout the medical center searching for the drugs. The new pharmacist who replaced the old one on the shift demanded a folder and it confused me on one of my trips to the pharmacy.

“He later on explained in my opinion that the medication I became about investing in is covered because of the nationwide medical insurance Scheme. Therefore I went back again to the nurses for the folder and so they had affixed it with other files as they sat and played on their phones. The pharmacist insisted they signal my folder in my situation before they did, ” he recalled.

Collins’ basis for going to the medical center would be to offer soothing terms to their spouse as she battles the discomforts of labour.

But general public hospitals in Ghana club husbands through the labour wards and theatres. Therefore, he waited. He counted moments into hours. He counted the quantity of windows within the medical center. He may have counted trees and their branches and seats until 12.30 pm.

“I became standing, i did son’t understand what ended up being occurring, therefore at about 12:30 a nursing assistant stumbled on me personally and whispered in my experience that my partner had delivered. We heaved a sigh of relief, but evidently, it had been the start of my problems, ” he said tears that are wiping.

When they delivered the news headlines, Collins did see the baby n’t and mom until about one hour later on. Away from fascination, he stated, he peeped through the screen of this labour ward to possess a look into their brand brand brand new household.

“I wasn’t seeing the infant or my partner I saw my wife sitting on the bed so I got nervous and went close to the transparent window and. The second thing we saw had been the nursing assistant standing I usage violently instructively and she dropped from the sleep breathless…. By her forced her violently and”

” we suspected my spouse had died, and so I panicked and visited the stationed nurses to concern them why these were maltreating my spouse? ”

The concern tickled nerves. The nursing assistant whom presumably forced Mrs Tekolibe hurriedly arrived on the scene of this ward to confront Collins.

“These had been her terms, ‘you sef you’ve got been cooperating with all of us this whilst, exactly why are at this point you saying we have been maltreating your lady? Come and determine, your lady is also bleeding, as well as your child just isn’t even experiencing fine…see due to everything you have inked we intend to refer one to Nsawam Government Hospital. We don’t desire you to offer us any trouble”‘ he recalled.

He’d learn later on that the labour that is prolonged impacted the mind of their son.

In state of ambivalence, Collins had been expected to deliver their son to your Nsawam Government Hospital. There clearly was no ambulance—It had been simply him and less-than- a-day-old youngster.

Their globe came crashing, he said, as he had been torn between giving their youngster to your referral hospital or being together with beloved spouse.

The baby was chosen by him over their spouse since, relating to him, she had been with experts.

But before he could choose up their infant and check out Nsawam, a healthcare facility asked him to donate bloodstream for their ‘dying’ wife.

” i got myself the bloodstream and sped down in to the Nsawam Government Hospital with a pal, without any escort through the hospital. I left my spouse into the tactile arms of a girl who had been additionally here to see a family member.

“A short while to the journey, the girl called to say they had hurried my partner towards the theater, and therefore heightened my nervousness, I became completely confused, nevertheless the medical center didn’t phone me”

“Around 8:30 pm, we came back from Nsawam to Amasaman and I also went right to the nurses to enquire about of my partner, and then find out that my partner had died, ” he stated with clenched fists.

The widower, that is bent on getting justice for his wife that is late the hospital conducted no autopsy on their spouse, instead a healthcare facility (Ga western) provided him a coroner’s inquest become brought to law enforcement.

However the authorities after asking of their objective told him that a medical facility must be able to inform the reason for death, offered the true amount of hours their wife invested in the center.

Ever since then, the soft-spoken guy has been on a objective to attract general general public focus on the matter and “ensure that my spouse doesn’t perish for absolutely absolutely nothing, with no girl dies for the reason that medical center that way once again. ”

” After per week of my wife’s death, we went along to a medical facility to look at superintendent, Dr Ntiamoah Sarpong, nonetheless it appears he had been the person that is last have observed my partner during the theater. That conference failed to produce any result. From their demeanor, we noticed he ended up beingn’t willing to cooperate I sensed a conflict of interest with me.

” we further petitioned the Regional wellness Directorate, but that failed to additionally produce any outcome. The directorate instituted a committee to appear in to the matter they developed a study justifying my wife’s death. They failed to provide me personally the findings associated with the committee, they simply see clearly for me in a meeting” he stated.

Having lost hope into the wellness system, Collins stated, “I have always been saddened because of the nation our company is surviving in. My wife deserves justice. She paid fees that have been utilized to pay for her ‘murderers’.

When contacted, the health Superintendent during the Ga western Municipal Hospital, Dr Eric Sarpong-Ntiamoah, declined to touch upon the problem but referred towards the Regional Wellness Directorate.

Based on him, it had been beyond him.

“The truth for the matter is the fact that, yes we recognize the name associated with the dead, we recognize the title associated with the grievance.

“The regrettable thing is the fact that this situation went beyond me personally. He complained if you ask me in which he felt dissatisfied. So he petitioned the Regional Director of wellness, whom duly put up an investigative team so that the group arrived right here, paid attention to us and paid attention to him, ” he said.

He proceeded, “So, the committee sat and provided their are accountable to the Regional Director, the Regional Director duly called Collins and disseminated the information to him”

“It could be the Regional Director who is able to provide any information on whatever had been found or no matter what result had been, it really is he said beyond me.

When contacted the Regional wellness Director, Dr Charity Sarpong, she additionally declined to consult with the explanation that is same the problem had been beyond her.

She referred To the relative head of Legal Affairs, Dr Emmanuel Ankrah.

” This matter is in the current presence of their attorney, So, we don’t understand what else he’s after….so beyond me personally since when Collins petitioned my workplace, we constituted a group, the committee’s findings had been told him you talk to the pinnacle of Legal Ghana wellness Service, he can well talk with the matter, ” she stated.

A contact delivered to Dr Ankrah on is yet to be responded to, although he promised to do so in a phone call wednesday.