54-year-old woman dies after collapsing in Ghana card queue

54-year-old woman dies after collapsing in Ghana card queue

A report by Ghana News Agency indicates that a 54-year-old mother of four identified as Fimey Dzatugbi, is said to have died after she fell unconscious in a queue for the Ghana card registration at Ave-Xevi in the Akatsi North District of the Volta region.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) was told, hospital authorities at Atsikume Clinic, near Ave-Xavi Market pronounced her dead minutes after she was rushed to the facility by relatives and some people who were in the queue with her.

Mr Edwin Ahiabli, Programmes Director for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) who briefed the GNA said the deceased, who hailed ftom Ave-Gborxoxome allegedly spent the previous night at the registration centre with a few others, so they could have the opportunity to be registered for the card due to the long queue at the centre.

He said eyewitnesses said Madam Dzatugbi slumped over in the queue around 09:45 hours and was rushed to the Clinic kilometres away but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Ahiabli who was leading a team of officers from the Commission on tour of some centres and educating people on the relevance of the card and procedures involved in the registration said his team was told two women also collapsed in a long meandering queue at Ave-Xavi.

GNA also gathered that a middle-aged woman was also bitten by a snake at Abutia-Kloe in the Ho West District while sleeping at a registration centre in the farming community.
She was said to have survived the snake bite after she was given some herbs and later rushed to a health facility for attention.
Meanwhile, Mr. Francis Palmdeti, Director of Public Affairs, Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has said there was no need for people to sleep at registration centres for the card, saying, “we will try and register as many as we can. It is not a do or die matter. There will be more opportunities for all to register.
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