The Upper West Region Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, has presented recommendations of a five-member committee constituted regarding the case of negligence leading to the death of a two-year-old boy.
The recommendations, sampled from findings, were presented to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service for implementation.
The boy, Shahid Ibrahim, died of a snake bite due to alleged negligence on the part of staff of the Upper West Regional Hospital on November 9, 2019 after he was referred from Boli CHPS compound.
The incident compelled the regional minister to set up the five-member independent committee to investigate the cause of the death of the boy.
It is on the back of this that the committee has completed its work and presented findings for implementation.
On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the minister officially presented the report to the Ghana Health Service tasking it to make use of findings by implementing them.
“I cannot go to the Ghana Health Service to implement the recommendation, and that is why I want to present it to you so that the recommendations that we have made, ensure that they are implemented, because if these recommendations are implemented, health delivery in the Upper West Region will change for the better.
“People have been very negligent resulting in death, and we have to put an end to that behaviour,” Dr Bin Salih stressed.
He also gave a month’s ultimatum to the Director General to produce a report regarding the document presented to him.
On his part, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, assured they would do everything in their capacity to ensure the recommendations are implemented.
“We wish to assure you and the RCC and other stakeholders that whatever we need to do to ensure that the recommendations in the report are implemented to ensure that what occurred will never occur again will be done.”
By Yakubu Abdul-Gafur|3news.com|Ghana