47 year old Akua Pokua’s unsuccessful pursuit of healthcare for her bedridden husband, Kwesi Kankam has led to the collapse of her business making her to struggle to cater for him.
Mrs. Pokua said her taxi driver husband fell down as he was about to wash his car during one early morning to commence his daily routine job. She said his hands and legs got numbed and rendered him bedridden. “My husband was not ill until he fell. He woke up one morning to wash his car and all of a sudden he fell to the ground. He tried to stand and moved his hands severally but he couldn’t get back on his feet till now.” She told crimecheckghana.
She said when she took her to a nearby hospital the doctors suspected it was due to malfunction of his brain but a test proved it was negative. Madam Pokua said they referred him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but she was unable to buy the prescribed drugs for him because of financial difficulties. The distraught woman said without support from his family she couldn’t get her spouse further medical care for three years. “At Komfo Anokye Hospital I couldn’t afford the medicines so I brought him back home. When the ailment started, his friends and family visited him but for the past three years that the sickness has worsened none of them have come to support him. He was a family man and I am surprised they have abandoned him.” She said.
The mother of four said life has been tough for her in taking care of her husband and her children as she has to beg for alms from friends to be able to cater for them.
With support from one of CCF’s London based anonymous donors, Mrs. Pokua received Six Hundred Ghana Cedis for her sustenance.
She showed her appreciation for the support. “God bless you for the support. May God grant you long life and prosperity in your business.” She prayed.
CCF is appealing to individuals and organizations to come to the aid of Mr. Kankam to enable him get medical care.
The Foundation’s Health Check Series is used to solicit support for sick but poor individuals who cannot access medical care because of poverty.