A 23-year-old Senior High School graduate, Vida Afrane is ‘withering’ following an illness she contracted in school.
Speaking to CCF’s, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng during a visit to the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital, father of Vida who is a taxi driver, James Asare said efforts to get cure for her daughter has been unsuccessful. He said her daughter fell sick after she had finished writing her final examination and was waiting to come home.
Crime Check TV GH’s footages captured the lady on her sickbed at the hospital with her shrunk body covered with sores and seemed to be peeling off.
“When she fell ill we took her to several places including the Cape Coast Teaching hospital where she was transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital. I have used all my savings on drugs for her but there is more to buy,’ Mr. Asare said.
Mr. Kwarteng said due to the poor lady’s deteriorating condition there is an urgent need to get her proper medical attention.
He called for an improvement in the services of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover as many diseases as possible to ease the burden on struggling patients in affording their medical bills.
“The NHIS does not cover many diseases so many patients are losing their lives,” he said.
Mr. Kwarteng also appealed to the general public to support patients who are at the edge of death because they cannot afford health care.
“When I saw her, I thought she was an old woman but she is just twenty-three years old. Her dad says he has spent all his savings in getting medical care for her. She needs your support to survive. Come to her aid if you are touched,” he appealed.
CCF, led by Mr. Kwarteng presented an amount of Five Hundred Ghana cedis to Mr. Asare to support him in buying drugs for Vida.
The donation was financed by one of its group donors based in France, ‘Wosom Wosom Eni Nnipa Kuo’.
The Foundation has supported many struggling patients to get proper medical care. Thanks to its donors home and abroad.
By Rudolph Nandi