Ridge Hospital shuts emergency ward after Obour’s father died of Covid-19

Ridge Hospital shuts emergency ward after Obour’s father died of Covid-19

Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor who died at the hospital on Friday of Covid-19 has been identified as the father of musician, Bice Osei Kufuor, popularly known as Obour.

According to sources at the hospital, the musician sent the deceased to the emergency unit in critical condition but failed to disclose his father’s recent travel history to the health professionals there.

It was only after the deceased had been admitted that tests were conducted which proved that he had coronavirus.

Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor fell sick shortly after returning from the United Kingdom but his travel history was not disclosed to the medical staffs and patients at The Ridge hospital putting them altogether at risk of infecting COVID-19.

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Obour, however, strenuously denies this.

In a statement Saturday, he insisted that paramedics who transported his father to the hospital in an ambulance were informed before they went to pick him up from his house.

He said the deceased had been tested for coronavirus and that the family were awaiting the results.

Meanwhile, as a result of the incident, at least 20 hospital staff have been placed in mandatory quarantine.