Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Saturday visited eight-year-old Peter Mensah who had both legs amputated in 2017 after a vehicle run over him on his way home from school.
Peter who had multiple surgeries, including the amputation, graft and plastic surgery, responded positively to treatment and has since been discharged from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he was treated for months.
The former President first visited Peter Mensah at the Komfo Anokye Hospital in November last year after witnessing the ‘pitiful’ video of Peter being lifted into a taxi with his limbs hanging off his body.
Mensah’s grandmother informed the former President that plans were afoot to fit the boy with prosthetic limbs to enable him walk. He currently moves around in a wheelchair.
Former President Rawlings also also found time to visit a former Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anaafi Mensah, who is on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital with serious injuries after a vehicle parked at his residence released its breaks and knocked him down, trapping him for a considerable period before he was rescued.
The former Minister expressed his gratitude to the former President and his delegation and stated that he was responding positively to treatment.