The family of the late Erasmus Klutse, the Ghanaian medical student who died in Cuba, is expecting to receive the mortal remains of their son on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
The body of Erasmus is scheduled to arrive in Ghana via a KLM, Air France Cargo.
UniversNews sources close to the family say that his burial might be held within 14 days after his arrival from Cuba.
The Ghanaian Mission in Cuba has begun processes for the repatriation of the body.
They have announced that his body will be handed over to airport authorities on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
They have asked students to be present at a funeral home to pay their last respect before the body of Erasmus is handed over.
Erasmus Klutse is said to have passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021.
His colleagues in Cuba have blamed the Ghanaian High Commission for Erasmus’ death, alleging that they have been neglected.
These claims have been rejected by Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.
During a visit from the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Shirley Botchwey said that some were using social media to misinform the public on circumstances that led to the death of the young man.
“Because of social media, all kinds of things get into the public domain, and it is difficult to know what is the truth or otherwise. We received the news of the death of the 2nd-year student with a lot of concern but what is important is that he was not denied any medical attention. That is very important and must be noted by all,” she said.
Meanwhile, Cuban health officials have established that the second-year Ghanaian medical student on GNPC scholarship died of Cardiorespiratory failure.
He is also said to have suffered a hypertrophy of the cardiac fibres of the heart.