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22.03.2021 Letter

Letter to President Akufo-Addo: Scrap medical cost of violent abused cases

By Yahaya Alhassan
Letter to President Akufo-Addo: Scrap medical cost of violent abused cases
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Ghana is currently reeling and trending on the prevalent cases of domestic violence. The pain and financial difficulties of paying for the cost of medical diagnosis at a public hospital, charged by a public medical officer before issuing a report for a visible impaired victim prevent the assaulted from pursuing justice.

Victims are required to pay at least an amount of 400 Cedis, excluding transportations to have their medical forms signed as a step for Ghana police to arrest the culprit.

The inability to incur such a ridiculous cost at distress time, forced victims to leave their agony to God. This unfortunate development is very common in Ghana.

THE POOR ARE MOSTLY ASSAULTED

It’s worth noting that, in our communities those beaten or assaulted are mostly from poor background, hence, defenseless and helpless. And therefore, to require such a traumatized person to cough such an amount, it’s clear denial of the patients' rights to pursue fairness.

Whilst the rights for the vulnerable is a cause closer to your heart, the Africa Eye is by this letter appealing to the President’s focal and vocal action for the protection of the weak.

Also, we urge other civil societies, diplomatic missions and related bodies to join hands for making a cost-free process for justice to prevail. Thank You

Yours Sincerely

Yahaya Alhassan

President

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Diplomatic Missions

The Media

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