The family of a 49-year-old woman who died at the Ridge Hospital in Accra has accused the management of the facility of negligence after relatives were allowed access to the body of the deceased despite her COVID-19 status.
According to the family of the late Adiza Mohammed, authorities at Ridge allowed them to take hold of the body and bathe it after she died without any knowledge of her COVID status. They told GHOne TV’s Fritz Delanyo Amegashie Friday that the hospital allowed them to feed and touch her when she was on admission before her death.
The deceased, mother of four, was admitted at the Ridge hospital on Friday February 19, 2021, but died on Sunday, February 21. The family was however told of her COVID status after they were given cause of death by the hospital.
Family members who are challenging the cause of death of their relative say the hospital also failed to alert the COVID-19 taskforce to embark on contract tracing since no one in the family has been checked upon or tested for possible contraction of the virus from their late kinsman.
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