Veep Visits Injured Female Medical-Student At The Korle Bu

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By Maxwell OkamafoAddo

The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, on Tuesday February 3, visited the female final year medical student at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, who sustained injuries, after attempting to escape rape and is currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit .

The Veep was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Nana Opoku Ageyman and some other government officials.

After visiting the young lady, the Vice-President, said they were there to check on the young lady’s health and console her and also wish her a speedy recovery.

He said, she was responding to treatment and hoped she would do better, adding that the authorities have put up some security concerns in the area, especially when the lights go off.

Authorities are collaborating with the medical school authorities to find solution to the challenge.

The acting Dean, Prof. Jennifer Welbeck of the Korle-Bu campus of the University of Ghana Medical school, said the school is facing a number of security challenges that threatens the safety of students and staff of the school.

In this regard the Minister of Education, Professor Nana Opoku Agyeman, promised to take the issue up and see what can be done to save the situation.

The Vice President, together with his team, also donated undisclosed amount of money and some provision for her upkeep in the hospital.

Interacting with the doctors at the ward, the Veep was told that the student, whose name has been withheld for security reasons, was said to have taken the action to avoid being robbed and raped by an unknown gentleman, who broke into her room Thursday evening.

The victim, in escaping landed on her feet and ended up sustaining injuries at her waist.

The suspect, has since been arrested and investigations is currently ongoing; he was apprehended by some students, and was subsequently handed over to the police.

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