Leadership of the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ghana (GHOSPA) has paid a visit to their colleague, Pharm. Dr. Rachel Okem Otchere at her residence in Accra
According to the GHOSPA chairperson, the group were “very much encouraged by the progress of the health of their colleague and we are comforted that she is on the path to full recovery”.
GHOSPA presented a cheque for 10,000 Cedis and a month’s supply of her prescribed medications.
GHOSPA continues to appeal to all colleagues to contribute their bit finance mobilization drive so that the needed amount of $97,000 can be realized as soon as possible for the further 3- month rehabilitation treatment in the UK.
GHOSPA was represented by the National Chairman Pharm Nathan Coompson, Vice Chairman Pharm Emmanuel Owusu Owiafe, General Secretary Pharm Samuel Owusu, Western Regional Coordinator Pharm Christian Kasu and a female LAPAG member and Staff of Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital and Executive member GHOSPA WR Pharm Afua Odame-Kani .
Rachel safely delivered her 2nd child via caesarean on 26th January 2023 and had a 72-hour window to receive an Anti D vaccine. Unfortunately, Atracurium was administered instead via intramuscular injection, causing her body to shut down and her heart to stop beating, depriving her of oxygen for hours.
Since then, Rachel spent weeks on a ventilator in the ICU, with a tracheostomy, battled severe infections and fought to stay alive. Upon discharge from the hospital on 5th May 2023, she has been scheduled for urgent rehabilitative care to help her regain brain function and motility.
She has been diagnosed with Hypoxic Ishcaemic brain injury post cardiac arrest sec to medication error (atracurium), acute pulmonary thromboembolism, ECHO suggestive of PE, aspiration Pneumonia and Infected gluteal ulcer.
Appeal for financial support
In response to this unfortunate event, the Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG) with support of Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) is calling on all pharmacists and the general public to donate to support the victim’s treatment. This is an appeal for financial support to help Rachel to get her life back again.
Together we can make a difference in Pharm Dr. Rachel’s life by contributing any amount to help facilitate this initiative. Donations can be sent to any of the following channels.
MTN MOMO – Helena Owusu-Ansah – 0241124336
AirtelTigo Cash – Barbara Adu-Brimpong – 0262435410
Vodafone Cash -Marfoaah Tettey-Amlalo – 0205618585
Ecobank Account (1441002660516, Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana, Branch-Ridge Headquarters)