An excited 70-year-old man, Tamin Uni got knocked down by a motorbike whiles he was in a haste to pay his son’s diagnostic scan to enable him undergo surgery. This was after Crime Check Foundation, CCF supported him and his wife.
According to Uni’s wife, Rakia Alhassan, they struggled to pay for their son, Khalid’s kidney treatment and had to seek CCF’s support.
“My husband was excited because finally our child was going to receive treatment. It has not been easy for us to buy drugs for Khalid. It is by the grace of God that CCF through its donors supported us. I was waiting for him to return with the results of the scan when someone rushed to tell me that my husband has been knocked down by a motorbike. Though he is fine, he is not strong.” She told crimecheckghana.
She said her husband’s only earnings are from the contributions of pupils of a Muslim (Makaranta) class he teaches on weekends and could not even afford to renew their rent which had expired. Rakia said she had to take up the responsibility to fend for the family through the sachet water she sells in traffic.
The poor woman said she couldn’t attend ante-natal care when she was pregnant, which could have helped the early detection of the child’s ailment and possibly help avert it.
She said when she gave birth to Khalid, doctors at the 37 Military Hospital told her the child had contracted the illness, which has affected both of his kidneys. Rakia indicated that the doctors referred the little boy to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge where he was to be taken through dialysis treatment but for financial difficulties she could not to get that care for her son.
“I have been crying and I don’t know what to do. I have to take him to the Ridge hospital and subsequently to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital but there is no money.” She cried.
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