A mother, Mrs Sarah Musa, said her daughter had just undergone surgery, but she had to take her home due to uncertainty over the security situation in the area. “It is better to stay alive at home than die in the hospital where no one would attend to you,” she said.
Also, Ibrahim Addo, a petty trader said that he was at the hospital to take his wife who was in labour back to his house.
“I may have to consult traditional midwives in my neighborhood,” he said.
A staff of the hospital, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said relatives of patients had moved their sick ones elsewhere. “Those of them who could walk on their own didn’t wait for any assistance, he said.