Obengfo Doctor Saves Dying Man In Court
Dominic Obeng-Andoh, the director of Obengfo Hospital, a private medical centre in Accra, rescued a man who nearly died at an Accra High Court.
He attended to him before he was rushed to the clinic.
The man, who was only identified as Bismark, was on the verge of dying at the court.
He gasped for breath and failed to respond to a relative, who tried to assist him to gain consciousness.
The situation abruptly disrupted the court proceedings, as it drew the attention of those in the courtroom, including the judge, Justice Abdullah Iddrisu.
The man was sitting behind Mr Obeng-Andoh, who was also in court with his lawyers to move an application for the release of his passport which he deposited as part of his bail conditions.
Reports said that Bismark was on medication and gasped for breath suddenly.
The woman immediately called for water and a relation of Mr Obeng-Andoh offered her bottled water.
Mr Obeng-Andoh quickly offered assistance to help the man to regain consciousness.
After the man gained consciousness, he signaled the Court Warrant Officer (CWO) to make arrangements for the man to be taken to the clinic for emergency treatment.
But the man, who was struggling to breathe, told the director that he could not walk.
Mr. Obeng-Andoh pleaded with the CWO to get a wheelchair to transport the man to the clinic.
He later asked the man whether he had taken his medication that morning which he answered in the affirmative.
He asked the man whether he had high blood pressure or diabetes and the woman, who accompanied him, said no.
Eventually, the CWO and staff of the Judicial Service Clinic at the Court Complex brought the wheelchair and conveyed the man to the clinic.
Mr. Obeng-Andoh later visited Bismark at the clinic after the court had granted his request for the passport to be released to him.
By Gibril Abdul Razak