The level to which Ghana is a failed state is astonishing if you think about it.
Things are so bad that going to the hospital can sometimes kill you.
It wasn’t that long ago that we heard the harrowing story of how young Michael Asiamah suffered in Korle-Bu after receiving two surgeries on a brain tumour.
As his mother recounted, the neurosurgical unit of the hospital was a mess, with many state-of-the-art machines not available and things as basic as beds and stretchers non-existent.
She revealed that the entire neuro ICU has 4 beds when there are thousands of people needing such surgeries. Obviously many people would die because they cannot receive the life saving surgery they need.
She also revealed even her son was rushed off a ICU bed after surgery because it was needed for someone else when under ideal conditions he should have spent at least a week there in recovery.
Her complaints appear to have been validated by another story of a family who have sadly lost a son.
Francis Selormey, the uncle of deceased Michael Asiamah has narrated the sad story of a family who had to lose a son due to our failed healthcare system.
According to his narration, the child’s family laboured to raise Ghc 49,000 for his surgery but he has remained on Korle-Bu’s waiting list since November due to lack of beds in the ICU creating a mega backlog.
In the end, he died without ever receving the surgery.
That is the kind of system Ghanaians have to survive in, yet when you complain the government and their goons would tell you to fix yourself.
This country is a failed state – we just have not accepted it yet.
Read the narration below…
“This is the Korle-Bu surgical building. Did you know that it’s not all about money anymore but if one can’t find a bed in the ward or the ICU for surgery you will be left at the mercy of death ?
God being so good we were able to afford all the drugs etc for my nephews surgery but the system failed him.. A father raised Ghc 49,000 for his sons surgery at the Neuro Unit. The young boy was on wait list from November 2020 until February 2021 and died simply because the 4 beds in the ICU were occupied…
Lot’s of horrifying story’s all because of a broken system. Many are dying but can’t voice out, today it’s us tomorrow it could be anyone. Voice out !! God bless all Dr’s in Korle Bu, especially the Neurosurgical unit. #FixKorleBu#FixOurHealthSystem#FixTheCountry,”