National Ambulance Service demands postmortem of woman who died in transit


The National Ambulance Service for the Western and Western North Regions has asked for a postmortem examination on the 31-year-old, Augustina Awortwe, who lost her life after delivery while in transit at the Holy Child Catholic Hospital at Fijai, a suburb of Takoradi.

Western Regional Coordinator of the National Ambulance Service, Dr Tawiah Siameh, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the incident raised questions that required answers.

He explained that “even if the intensive care was not ready, there was a high dependency unit which could have accommodated the woman to a certain level before she was further transported, adding that there are ramps along the way and traffic that pose great complications to her condition.

He said though the story making rounds remained allegations against the Ambulance Service, the matter ought to be investigated.

Meanwhile, the husband of the deceased, John Obiri Yeboah, has called for an investigation into the circumstances leading to the demise of his wife.


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