Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah says government has taken steps to provide victims of the Presidential Press Corps accident, the best healthcare.

According to him, out of the seven injured journalists who are still being treated at the 37 Military Hospital, six – four men and two women - have been moved to the Tamakloe ward.

Only one is at the emergency and accident centre but even then, he is responding to treatment and “I am very confident that by noon, he will be moved from the emergency centre”.

Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’, Dr. Boamah said President Mahama was at the Military hospital Thursday evening to visit and speak with the journalists.

A bus conveying the presidential press corps from the Volta region to Accra was involved in a serious accident when one of its tyres burst, causing it to skid off the road and plunge into a swampy area along the road.

There were about 20 journalists in the bus. Many of them were injured in the incident and were airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital.

However, a reporter with the Ghanaian Times - Samuel Nuamah – died on the spot.

Editor of the paper, Dave Agbenu told Joy News, the death of the reporter is a big blow to the team.

According to reports, that the bus was part of the president’s convoy, but Dr Boamah said President Mahama had not left the Volta Region, Ho at the time the incident occurred.

He said the presidential press corps bus was about 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of the president’s convoy.

He also denied reports that the deceased’s wife and child were living abroad.

According to him, his wife was indeed living outside Ghana but his child was living with his mother in the country.

He cautioned the public against sharing gory images of the deceased on social media platforms.

“Let’s concentrate on the real issues and important issues, there’s nothing wrong with circulating the information but adding a picture of that nature is wrong”, he added.

He said issues concerning what really caused the accident and compensation will be addressed later but at the moment, government is focused on getting the injured properly treated and discharged from the hospital.

Source: myjoyonline

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