SAD: 4-year-old girl dies from dog bite

0
431
#Advertisement: Promote your Brand, Business or Products on our website and reach thousands of readers daily. We have the right audience for you. Contact us via phone: (233) 0545064096 or (233) 0576270779. Email us your articles for publication via: [email protected]#

A four-year-old girl who was on admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital after suffering a dog bite has died.

The little girl from Adanse Swedru was playing with the puppy which she requested for as a birthday gift when the dog bit her on the cheek.

loading...
READ  Release our seized wares – Traders plead with AMA

Her father who was away upon his return sent her to a hospital at Adansi Swedru where health officers administered a tetanus injection on her in the absence of anti-rabies prophylaxes which is the main drug for treating rabies cases.

After a fortnight, the child started exhibiting strange behaviour forcing the parents to send her to the Francis Xavier hospital in Assin Fosu. She was later referred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

After days of examination at the hospital, doctors referred the little girl back to the Assin Fosu hospital for lack of space. She finally died on Monday after she was diagnosed of end stage rabies.

READ  Somanya: Two Mango Thieves Fined Ghc 4800

Her death has raised a lot of questions about the knowledge of health officials on the treatment of the disease as even the Adansi Swedru hospital thought that a mere tetanus injection was enough to stop potential rabies infection.

The readiness in providing comfort for such victims is also an issue of concern as the two key hospitals in the central regional capital; the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and Cape Coast Metro Hospital did not have enough space to accommodate the little girl as she had to be referred again to the Assin Fosu hospital where she finally passed on.

READ  Bimbilla hospital overwhelmed with casualties of crossfire
Advertisements

Comments

comments

#Advertisement: Promote your Brand, Business or Products on our website and reach thousands of readers daily. We have the right audience for you. Contact us via phone: (233) 0545064096 or (233) 0576270779 Email us your articles for publication via: [email protected]

LEAVE A REPLY