Yesterday evening around 8pm, I got a call and messages from an Assemblyman in my Constituency whilst I was at church that his 12 year old son had been rushed to the Battor Catholic hospital in the morning. The situation had been deteriorating and a decision was made early afternoon to transfer the child to Accra.
Calls were made to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital but they refused to accept the child that there was no bed. Calls were made to 37 Military Hospital and they agreed to take the child. This was about 3pm. Then the next hurdle began. The National Ambulance Service was called to transport the child. Getting the Service was another issue entirely. After getting the service, they insisted that they cannot move the child until they got their own independent confirmation from 37 Military Hospital. For well over 5 hours, they could not get anyone from 37 to confirm.
It was at this point the Assemblyman in desperation called me. I quickly reached out to my Colleague and Brother Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who is the MP for the area to see if he could intervene with the Battor Clinic. He immediately called Dr. Atuguba who is the Head of the facility and put me in touch with him. It became clear quickly that Battor had done all they could and it was in the hands of 37 Military Hospital.
Hon. Ablakwa again called a Constituent of his who is a doctor at 37 to see if he could help us. At this point we had finally gotten an ambulance on standby to convey the child. By the time we got a Doctor at 37 to get involved and give the all clear to the ambulance service, the little boy blacked out and could not be resuscitated. He died at 10:05pm.
Why it would have to take 2 MPs to find a bed for a dying child who needed critical medical care has deprived me of sleep. Why we have ambulances that cannot move because there is no system in place to let them know where to go anger me. Why we have a world-class facility like the University of Ghana Medical Centre with so many empty beds rotting away beats my understanding.
Yet another needless death. Should you know a big man somewhere for you to get the basic necessities? This death has really pained me. It has left me bitter at the system. It has left me angry at the #FixYourself folks. How could the Assemblyman or his 12 year old fix this issue?
The Republic is indeed very sick and needs to be fixed. How much longer can we go on like this. May the soul of this little child whose only crime is to be born Ghanaian rest in the bossom of the LORD.
How John Mahama Used And Dumped The AIDS Ambassador, Joyce Mensah When He Was President
After serving as the Vice President of the late Former President John Evans Attah Mills from the year 2019 to 2012.
During John Mahama’s first term as the president of Ghana, a certain Joyce Dzidzor Mensah; HIV/AIDS Ambassador of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) was in active service.
Joyce Dzidzor Mensah came into the limelight as an HIV carrier and got named as an AIDS ambassador.
John Mensah as popularly called was known for being a campaigner for HIV/AIDS and an advocate for the equality of all when it comes to the fight for open education on the infection.
After serving for four (4) years within the reign of Former President John Mahama. Joyce claims she was never paid a ‘kobo’.
This has pushed the loudmouth social media personality now who nearly turned into a husband snatcher to curse and rain attacks on the former president.
We can say on record that Former President John Dramani Mahama has never had any sexual encounter with the said lady and her numerous accusations as been used and dumped by John Mahama is out of context.
5 Popular Nicknames Of Kennedy Agyapong
Controversial Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Agyapong is one of the most outspoken politicians we have in the country.
Ken Agyapong as also called has been in the news for all the controversial reasons as he descends on popular cleric in a beef.
Popular clerics like Angel Kwadwo Obinim, Prophet Nigel Gaisie among others have all been ‘lashed’ by this loudmouth personality in what he described as an expose of fake pastors.
Some popular nicknames captured by GhanaCNN.com of Kennedy Agyapong includes:
- Gyata Ba Kenpong
- Kasapreko Agyapong
- Ohene Ba Agyapong
- Obiba K.A
10 Powerful Plants That Can Naturally Drive Mosquitoes Away
Forget about toxic repellents that can put your family’s health in danger. We discovered that plants and flowers don’t just clean the air and help you fall asleep, but they can also repel bugs and mosquitoes from your house.
Some of them have a strong scent, and others have a chemical compound that only bugs can smell, but all of them are beautiful and can be both decorative and beneficial to us.
We investigated what plants can be used for repellent purposes so you can add them to your next shopping list.
Chrysanthemums not only have beautiful flowers, but they also serve as a great bug repellent. They produce a substance called pyrethrin, which insects don’t like. You can either plant your Chrysanthemum next to other plants as a form of pest control or pluck its flowers, adding them to hot water to sprinkle on clothes or surfaces to repel mosquitoes.
Mint is often used for culinary purposes, but it can also do wonders when it comes to deterring ants from coming into your home. Just sprinkle some mint wherever you find ants and watch them go away. The strong scent this plant gives off will repel any undesirable bugs. Peppermint essential oil also works.
Lavender contains a compound called linalool that is a well-known flea, fruit fly, and cockroach insecticide. You can grab a handful of lavender leaves, put them in a spray bottle filled with water, and sprinkle it onto your skin and furniture.
While cats may love catnip, mosquitoes hate it. This plant exhales nepetalactone that has highly effective repellent power. Just leave your catnip in your garden or inside your home and witness the effects.
Bergamot, also known as Bee Balm, attracts hummingbirds and bees, but its roots also have an important role as a pesticide. They contain thymol, which can keep subterranean pests away.
Sage has a natural compound called caryophyllene that can repel mosquitoes and bugs. It’s better activated while hot, so you can throw a few branches of this herb into a fire and watch the insects say goodbye.
Whether it’s for cooking or decorating, having a rosemary plant in your home is always a good idea. And to get even more out of it, its flowers have the power to repel any mosquitos in your path. Just add one cup of dried rosemary to a quart of water, boil it, let it cool down, and put the mixture into a spray bottle. You can apply it directly to your skin or pets.
Lemon balm has a good smell thanks to the citronellal compound it has — but bugs don’t like this aroma very much. Crush its leaves so the scent can become stronger, then rub them onto your skin to repel mosquitoes and bugs.
If you grow tomatoes or cabbages in your garden, borages can be your best friend. You can put them next to your vegetable plants, as they can repel harmful insects and hornworms.
Like chrysanthemums, marigolds also have pyrethrin in them and can be used for repellent purposes. Blend a handful of marigolds and water and let the mixture rest for 2 days in a dark, cool place, shaking it occasionally. After that, use a dishcloth to strain it and get the liquid out of it. Put the liquid in a spray bottle and it’s ready to use.
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