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COVID-19: 12-year-old Ghanaian girl who was sent home by doctor who thought her sickness is just fever, dies of coronavirus

EUROPE’S youngest victim of the coronavirus was reportedly sent home by a doctor who thought her fever was just an allergic reaction. 

The 12-year-old girl, named Rachel and from Ghent, Belgium, is thought to have been healthy before spending three days battling a fever at home.

According to reports, the young girl was in school, 2-weeks ago when she started to show symptoms of weakness.

Her guardians came for her from school and took her to the hospital.

The young girl had contracted Coronavirus from treatment doctors in the hospital exposed her to.

The family, who don’t have their car, panicked and called the emergency center for an ambulance. The caller could not understand the confusing call and tried to call back three more times, without success. When the ambulance did not show up, a neighbor took the family to the hospital. Unfortunately, the girl would die there.

According to HLN, the family panicked and called the emergency number 101, but the caller didn’t understand the message. “The emergency center tried to call back three times but got no answer. The call, which came from Ghent, was reheard three or four times but remained unintelligible. The local police were sent on the spot, but by then, the child was already gone.”

 

 

Written by Opoku Asiedu

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