The surgery theater at the Effia-Nkwanta
regional hospital in Takoradi in the Western
region, Ghana, caved in during a live surgical
The development caused a temporary hold up on
three ongoing operation and doctors had to
transfer the patients to Kwesi Mintin Hospital for
the process to continue. One of the patients, a
31-year-old pregnant woman died. Her death
are being attributed to the incident.
According to local media, she died due to
unavailability of blood transfusion equipment or
‘giving set’ at the hospital. But the medical
Director of Effa Nkwanta Hospital, Dr. Kwau
Ntodi in an interview with Joy News
correspondent Francis Whajah denied the report.
He said the lady could have died even if the
incident had not happened because she had a
Her death, he said, could not have been as a
result of the movement from the hospital to
another. The medical officer who attended to the
deceased on arrival said the baby had already
died before they arrived at the hospital.