The former Presidential Candidate for the People’s National Convention (PNC) and founder and leader of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has recounted a harrowing experience he had at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
According to him, doctors and patients at the hospital, which he described as a ‘death trap’, abandoned him and other patients at the hospital to fend for themselves during the night with no one around to check on them.
“The doctors left the place by 11:30 pm. Patients were crying because their oxygen had finished. Mine got finished around 2 am, and no doctor or nurse came there until 5:30 am in the morning. So, we were on our own from 11:30 pm to 5:30 am,” he Roselyn Felli on Prime Morning.
He said after three and a half days, he was wheeled for a test to check the state of his lungs.
“After three and a half days, Korle Bu was now taking me to go and check my lungs when I was to be transferred to IMAH Hospital. My saturation was reduced from 85 to 65. I tell you Korle Bu is a death trap.” he continued.
Ayariga, who continues to attempt to run for President, said Ghanaians should vote for him and he would completely refurbish the facility.
“I’ll refurbish and change the management of Korle Bu. I’ll make sure that nurses and doctors there have to go for extra training because when you go there, people don’t really care because they see death every day,” he said.
Ayariga added that a lack of monitoring in state institutions contributes to the problems of the country.
“There’s no control and monitoring in all institutions in this country, and that’s the reason why institutions in this country cannot pay workers. Government has to borrow. The reason why we have borrowed 341 billion and yet there’s nothing to show.” he said.