A family has dragged the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) to court over the death of their relative.
The deceased Franklin Battanis Akiti died on June 29, 2020 just a day after being admitted to the facility.
The family say they only found out about the death on June 30 when they visited the hospital.
They therefore wants the high court to order the UGMC to produce the medical records of the deceased.
In their writ, the family said the UGMC failed to inform them of any diagnosis prior to the death of their relative.
“..the UGMC has, since the demise of the deceased, failed to inform the deceased’s family of any diagnosis, prescriptions or recommendations prior to his death,” parts of the writ said.
The body of Franklin Battanis Akiti is said to have been moved to the Ga East Municipal Hospital ahead of burial without their notice.
They are also seeking to stop the burial of the remains of their relative until they can verify “the cause of death.”
“Upon further enquiry by the members of the deceased’s family, the Ga East Municipal was making preparations to bury the deceased’s corpse without the knowledge of any member of the deceased’s family.”
The family maintains that an “autopsy is a requirement for the establishment of the cause of death of a person who dies within 24 hours upon arrival in a medical facility for treatment.”