The family of Paulus Okine [late], 55, blames his death on the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region. Margaret claims that the hospital falsified the husband's COVID-19 status and confined him against his will and in violation of viral illness management procedures.
The late Paulus Okine was said to have smacked his head and died while attempting to flee a holding facility yesterday, according to the hospital administration. Madam Justina Amo Yartey, the hospital's Deputy Director of Nursing Services, said that the deceased threatened a security officer who pursued him. Mr. Okine was eventually discovered deceased just a few meters from the CDH holding facility in Effia.
But this news has been received with contempt by the family. The wife disclosed that the hospital detained her husband even when test results proved he was negative. Madam Margaret in an exclusive interview with Blind_Justice mentioned that the late husband was frustrated by the wrong diagnosis the doctors ascribed to his condition, and wished to be moved.
Her spouse was even responding to treatment, she said, and had regained his strength just days after being admitted to the hospital. Margaret stated that she had challenged the hospital to do a COVID-19 test on her and her family if the husband was actually infected, but that they had declined.
She claimed that her spouse screamed out in a phone call at 4 a.m. that the treatment he was receiving was hurtful. Margaret received a bizarre call a few hours later, informing her that her husband had escaped from the detention facility and was being chased by medical service officials.
When she arrived at the center, she learned that her spouse had passed away.
"According to a carpenter who claimed to have witnessed the incident, my husband was pursued by security officers and three ambulance medics on the grounds. I'm not going to say anything to them. I leave it to God to judge them", she stated.
She wants an investigation into her husband's death because she believes he was knocked out while attempting to flee. External family members of the deceased have also weighed in on the issue.
Mr. Okine was discovered face down, his eyes bloodshot. His backpack was discovered a few inches away from him, against a wall. The body of the dead has been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital mortuary, where it will be autopsied.