UCC Officials Visit Emmanuel Quarshie at 37 Military Hospital

A delegation from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) was at the 37 Military Hospital to visit Emmanuel Quarshie, a level 100 student who was stabbed during the vandalism that recently happened at Oguaa Hall. The team which was led by the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof Koawo Edjah included the Director of University Health Services, Dr. Evans Ekanem and the Administrator of UCC Hospital, Mr. Atta Yeboah-Sarpong. Briefing the delegation on the health status of Emmanuel Quarshie, the Medical Officer in-charge of the Intensive Care Unit of 37 Hospital, Colonel G. A. Appiah, said Emmanuel was in a critical condition but the medical officers were doing everything possible to restore his health. He indicated that they had been able to prevent the spread of infections around the spinal cord. He,therefore, said that they would be monitoring his condition for another two weeks before another Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan would be taken. He said it was likely that Emmanuel would be discharged after the MRI scan since none of his spinal cord was broken except the wound at the portion where he was stabbed. The delegation later met Emmanuel’s parents and other relatives and assured them that the University would bear the medical bills. They also assured them that the police were investigating the incident to bring the perpetrators to book. The father of Emmanuel, Mr. Moses Tetteh Quarshie, said the entire family was saddened by the condition of their son but thanked the University authorities for the visit. In a related development, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof Kwoaw Edjah, has called on the Head of Security at the University of Ghana, Mr. George Amofah Forkuo, to seek his assistance and cooperation during investigations, since some students from the Commonwealth Hall were involved in the incidence. Mr. Amofah said he was ready to cooperate with the UCC to find the culprits involved in the vandalism at Oguaa Hall. He called for an inter-university dialogue to handle security on the various campuses in Ghana.