Saturday, 7 November 2015

Sad: Upper West Regional Director of Health Dies Moments After Chairing Meeting

The medical community in the Upper West Region was hit with sad news last Wednesday, when the region’s Director of Health, Dr Abdulai Forgor, died moments after a meeting at the Regional Health Directorate.

Close sources say Dr Forgor died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Wa Regional Hospital after chairing a meeting of the top
hierarchy of the regional health system.
The sorrowful incident has worsened the pathetic case of a region battling with inadequate doctors to bridge the patient-doctor ratio.
With a population of about 600,000 and a doctor population of less than 20, the Upper West Region has a doctor – patient ratio of one to 30,000.
He was said to have suddenly been in throes of death in his car without any sign of ill-health or medical condition, when he was about to set off for lunch, and despite efforts by other medical doctors to resuscitate him, he died instantly.