The Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has set up a Five-Member Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of a patient, Solomon Mensah, at the hospital on 14th February, 2014 following his referral to the hospital on 12th February, 2014.
The Terms of Reference of the committee are to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Mr. Mensah and to establish whether there was negligence on the part of staff in the handling of the patient.
A statement released in Kumasi on Friday disclosed that the committee is expected to make appropriate recommendations to management in line with its findings.
Mr. Mensah, 46, is said to have been admitted for strangulated hernia but was not operated upon as expected.
Members of the surgical team which admitted the patient and other staff members are expected to appear before the committee to give evidence. The committee has up to 10th March 2014 to submit its report.
The statement said the setting up of the committee is in compliance with the established grievance resolution and disciplinary procedures of the hospital.
KWAME FRIMPONG (MR.)
HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS