Institute of Languages boss sues Ridge Hospital MD, Ghana Health Service and Attorney-General over alleged medical negligence

The Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages has sued the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Attorney-General and the Medical Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge).

Dr Emmanuel Kobina Kuto is seeking the court to compel the aforementioned to release the medical record of his late wife who died at the Ridge Hospital on June 25.

He is also seeking an interlocutory injunction restraining the Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital and GHS from conducting any autopsy on the deceased until the final determination of the case by the court.

The authorities at the Ridge Hospital are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of the wife of the director of Dr Kobina Kuto after she died of alleged wrong prescription by a doctor there.

In a post on Facebook, Dr Emmanuel Kuto alleged that his wife, Kafui Kuto, died after surgery at the hospital because a doctor prescribed the wrong medication for her.

He chronicled the events that led to the demise of his wife after surgery and allegedly received the wrong medications.

He revealed how he overheard a doctor reprimanding his colleague over a phone call for prescribing wrong medications for her.

“From the conversation, it was clear that the other doctor had promptly admitted to prescribing the drug. Folks, I swear by my father’s grave that my wife’s doctor said something like this; “I can’t believe you have done this again. This is the second time. This woman’s case is similar to the other one but you have done it again,” he recounted.

This was after he asked the nurses what drugs the patient was given and denied giving those prescriptions for her condition.

Emmanuel described the poor state of his wife after a surgery on Monday, June 22 which led to her severe pain and a subsequent black out.

According to him, “As our doctor was scolding the other doctor, the nurses were laughing heartily. Even the doctor was scolding his colleague somehow jokingly”.

In response to the post, the Medical Director at the hospital, Dr Emmanuel Srofenyoh, told Joy News that preliminary investigations have begun to ascertain the exact course of death.

He added that a committee of enquiry will probably be set up to probe Mrs Kuto’s death.

“The Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge practices an open-door policy and we encourage our clients to report any misgiving or seek clarity on any clinical procedure with the Customer Service or Public Relations Units for proper management response,” he added.2

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
Enable Notifications    OK No thanks