The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has assured the family of a pregnant woman who died along with her unborn triplets at the Koforidua Central Hospital that they will investigate the incident.
“Certainly we will investigate, when a mother dies we investigate, that is what we call maternal audit,” acting Eastern Regional Director of Health, Dr Albert Atonbre on Monday 21 May 2018.
The woman, Prisca Soji, was referred from the Suhum Government Hospital in the Eastern Region to the Regional Hospital in Koforidua for delivery.
However, the Caesarean Section performed on her went wrong, resulting in the death of the mother and her three babies on Friday, 18 May 2018.
The family are accusing the nurses and doctors of negligence.
They claim the doctor created a deep incision during the surgery and ended up slashing the babies in the process.
The hospital is demanding an autopsy be done on the deceased to unravel the circumstances of the deaths. The family are, however, skeptical of the autopsy.
But Dr Antobre-Boateng has urged the family not to oppose the autopsy as it will help specialists in their investigation to determine the cause of the deaths.
“We are trying to see what happened. Not immediately that you can put a finger on it, more so when postmortem has not been done.
“You are complaining that this is what has happened, let us find the cause. You are complaining that something happened to your wife but how do we get to know what happened if you are refusing for us to do postmortem?” he questioned.