Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has disclosed that the government would settle the medical bills of all accident victims of the Dompoase car crash including mortuary bills.
The Minister disclosed this when a government delegation visited the injured still on admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The delegation included Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah and the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, Mrs. May Obiri Yeboah, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Authority; and COP Paul Manly Awini, the Regional Police Commander.
They also inspected the scene of the accident at Dompoase Junction
The Roads Minister charged authorities of the hospital to furnish the Ministry, through the Central Regional Minister, with all the bills that the hospital would incur.
Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Coast Hospital, Dr. Eric Ngyedu, therefore directed monies earlier paid by some of the victims be refunded once they provide their receipts while a comprehensive report on patients including all those who would need surgical implants be compiled for onward submission to Accra.
He disclosed that five of 34 bodies brought to the hospital mortuary are yet to be identified.
He expressed gratitude to Mr. Duncan for his sterling leadership and thanked the government for the intervention that would bring a lot of relief to the families of the patients and ease the work of the medical team