The former Energy Minister Mr. Boakye Agyarko, who happens to be the elder brother of the late Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, on Thursday, disclosed to a delegation from Parliament on how they did everything to keep the lawmaker alive, even at the initial stage of his illness when he confined at the Ridge Hospital for medical attention.
Mr. Agyarko revealed that his deceased brother was initially given medical attention at the Ridge Hospital in Accra when he had acidic reflux.
“One night, we had to take him to the Ridge Hospital because it was a bit bad with reflux and pain, so around 2:00am, he was rushed to the hospital, to control the reflux.
There was a problem with his gallbladder” he said noting that his condition was stabilized but on Sunday, he became very anxious. I spoke to the doctors, and we decided to have him treated outside the country”. Mr. Boakye Agyarko narrated.
According to the former Energy Minister, his late brother on his own feet, boarded a flight to the United States of America (USA) and was processed for admission at the Yale University Hospital, where their older sister works.
“On Sunday, he boarded a flight to the US. He began processes for admission at the Yale University Hospital, where our older sister works. The health personnel tried whatever they could. Ghanaian doctors who realized an MP from their country has been admitted owed it a responsibility to salvage the situation. At a point, there was no way his life would be sustained. Knowing how he loved and enjoyed life, we knew very well that it would not have been his wish to be on life support”. Mr. Agyarko recounted.
He said one thing led to the other and quickly the situation started unravelling, and within a space of three minutes, the healthy bubbly Kyeremateng Agyarko had been reduced to a cold body.
They tried as far as they could, and God knows how everybody tried. He added.
Mr. Boakye Agyarko also indicated that despite all efforts by doctors at the Yale University, including a Ghanaian doctor to save the situation, at exactly 13:23am US time that’s 7:00pm in Ghana, his younger brother passed on.
Together with his siblings, He said, they have informed the family as tradition demands, and authorization has been given for the funeral processes to begin.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon legislator who took ill for four weeks, died Wednesday night in the US, where he was flown by his family for medical care.