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UW: 15-year-old pregnant girl conveyed by V8 has delivered; mother, child healthy – DBI MP

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The Member of Parliament for the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa (DBI) Constituency in the Upper West Region said he has received information that the 15-year old pregnant girl in Challa, who was conveyed by his official Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicle, has delivered and is in good health.

Speaking to Samuel Mbura on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East (DBUE), Dr. Sandaare explained that as a Medical Doctor and Member of Parliament for the area, he was pleased to be in a position to help save the life of a pregnant girl. He explained that even more heartwarming is the fact that both mother and baby are in good health and are receiving the best of medical care at the Upper West Regional Hospital.

Recounting the incident on DBUE, Dr. Sandaare said he was on his routine tour of communities in his Constituency when his attention was drawn to the fact that a 15-year old girl had developed some complications.

As a Doctor, he diagnosed that the girl had eclampsia and recommended that the case be referred to the Issa Polyclinic.

Eclampsia is a condition in which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure, often followed by coma and posing a threat to the health of mother and baby.

With time being a key factor in the survival of the said pregnant girl, the MP put in the measure to help save the life of the pregnant girl.

“Because I know that in managing such a case, time was of essence. We needed to meet the ambulance halfway. That is what when I was practising [as a Medical Doctor], we used to teach them,” he explained.

Dr. Sandaare released his vehicle and added an extra amount of ghc300 for miscellaneous purchases and medical costs. He quickly dispelled suggestions that the ambulance had no funds for fuel to transport the patient.

“While my V8 was going, i also gave some amount of ghc300 to be given to the ambulance team so that there will not be any obstacles where they will say the ambulance cannot move because of fuel,” he added.

Meanwhile, social media has been awash with praises for the MP for his gesture.

A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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