Major hospitals on standby as late President Mills funeral kick-off
8/8/2012 7:31:26 PM -
Accra , Aug 8, GNA - Major hospitals and clinics in the vicinity of the State House, where President John Atta Mills body is lying in state, Adabraka, Ridge, Osu and the 37 Military Hospital are on standby to manage any health issues during the funeral of President John Evans Atta Mills.
Ghana News Agency observed during a tour of some hospitals on Wednesday that doctor and nurses as well as the National Ambulance Service are on standby to respond to any health issues.
Speaking to the GNA, Ms Adizatu Yakubu and Mrs Eugenia Beatson of the Adabraka Polyclinic and Ridge Hospitals respectively said every clinical person needed was on duty.
'We have doctors, nurses, anesthetists, and every other personnel needed in each of the ambulance to take care of any casualty that may arise,' Ms Yakubu said.
They explained that in such gatherings, crowding at a particular place might cause people not to breathe properly and people with hypertension and diabetes were likely to experience complications.
They appealed to the Planning Committee to ensure that people are spaced out to allow free breathing.
Meanwhile information available to the GNA indicates that a middle age man collapsed at the precinct of Banquet Hall, as he waited to pay his last respect to the late President Mills