The Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has refuted claims that Erasmus Klutse, a second-year Ghanaian medical student who died in Cuba, was denied healthcare prior to his death.
Shirley Botchwey says that some are using social media to misinform the public on circumstances that led to the death of the young man.
During a visit from the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Madam Shirley Botchwey said that the government was concerned about the death of the GNPC-sponsored scholar in Cuba.
She stressed that Erasmus Klutse was not denied any medical attention.
“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.
Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr. Dominic Eduah says that plans are underway to bring the mortal remains of Erasmus Klutse back to the country.
The Foundation says that it will cater for all the expenses involved in the transportation of the body.
“We discussed it, and we are waiting for the full autopsy report, and after that GNPC is on standby and is committed to ensuring that the body is brought in as early as possible for the necessary rites to be undertaken,” citinewsroom.com quotes him as saying
Ghanaian medical student in Cuba dies; colleagues blame government
Erasmus Klutse is said to has passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021.
His colleagues in Cuba have blamed the Ghanaian High Commission for Erasmus’ death.
They have accused the High Commission of neglecting them.
The students also say that they are not receiving proper medical treatment from the clinic of the Latin American School of Medicine, the school in which they are studying.
One of Erasmus’ colleagues who gave details of his death said that even though he was diabetic, authorities did not give him the needed attention with regards to his dietary needs.
According to this colleague, who is on Twitter as Pneuthral, on the day of Erasmus’ death, he was denied medical care by the university’s clinic.
A medical student died and it's on the hands of the useless cuban medical and the Ghanaian embassy..A thread— Pneuthral◉‿◉🇬🇭 (@kookowuraba) May 8, 2021
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com