View Full Version : Girl Dies After Selling ‘Ova Eggs At Pro-Vita Hospital’

The Informer
27th June 2011, 08:08 PM
A 20-year-old girl met her untimely death last Wednesday after she allegedly offered her ova eggs for sale at Pro-Vita Specialist Hospital in Tema, Daily Guide has gathered.

The deceased, Rosemond Akyen, a resident of Tema Community 6 and a school dropout, was said to have gone to the said hospital, without the knowledge of her parents, to offer her ova eggs for sale at an amount of GH˘1,200, but she allegedly passed away at the said hospital after the operation. These ova eggs were to be harvested and sold to alleged barren women for thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Rosemond was said to have told some relatives and friends that she was travelling to Takoradi to visit her aunty, but sneaked to the hospital in the vicinity to sell her eggs and died eventually without being paid.

Mother of the deceased, who was said to have got a hint of her daughter’s death last Friday, in the company of family members, rushed to the Tema-based medical facility after her daughter’s death, with the body being sent to the Tema General Hospital morgue.

The mother was allegedly given the contact of a certain Dr. Joe Manu after pressuring the hospital authorities.

She was reported to have been invited by the said Dr. Joe Manu into his office, where he narrated the unfortunate development to her, promising to foot the funeral and burial expenses and compensating them properly if they would remain tight-lipped.

The family members, who were reportedly angry over the news of their departed daughter under such bizarre circumstances, were later told to return home to think over the proposal and report back to the hospital yesterday so the issue could be concluded.

When Daily Guide called on the relations of the deceased, they noted that they had no idea about the actual cause of death of their beloved daughter, but information they gathered indicated that she went to the hospital to donate her eggs for sale when she met her untimely death.

Dr. Joe Manu of the Pro-Vita Hospital declined to comment on the issue when Daily Guide contacted him at his office. He asked DAILY GUIDE to rather book an appointment with him before coming to his office, adding that he could only talk to the paper after it had gone through the process of booking an appointment with him.

Later, when Daily Guide visited the medical facility after booking an appointment to talk to Dr. Manu, a certain Augustine Yemoah, who introduced himself as the administrator of the hospital, invited the paper into his office and confirmed that the deceased indeed passed away at the hospital and quickly explained that Dr. Manu was busy in the hospital’s theatre and therefore could not be in the meeting.

Mr. Yemoah explained that even though the hospital had initially planned to grant Daily Guide an interview, there had been a change of plan, adding that the hospital intended holding talks with the deceased’s family first, after which it would come out and clear the air regarding what he termed ‘the mischief’ certain media houses were creating for the hospital.

The issue of young women from Tema, Ashaiman and their environs selling their eggs to certain hospitals has suddenly become huge amongst residents, with some alleged to have travelled from different parts of the country to engage in such acts so they could raise money for business ventures.

It was not clear what the family of the deceased intended to do next, as they were reluctant to speak to Daily Guide.

Source: Razak Mardorgyz Abubakar & Vincent Kubi