Renowned Ghanaian surgeon dies after contracting COVID-19

Dr. Forster Amponsah is one of two surgeons at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in Ghana. Trained in Cuba, he came home because he felt his skills were needed in Africa.

The list of personalities who have succumbed to the novel coronavirus keeps growing tall. A surgeon at the Trust Hospital in Accra, Dr. Richard Kisser is reported to have died from the virus.

His death was communicated to the staff of the hospital in a notice. The notice said Dr. Kisser died on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

“We regret to inform all staff of the passing of our consultant surgeon, Dr. Richard Kisser. The sad event occurred on Thursday 2nd of July 2020 at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) where he was receiving treatment for COV1D-19 complications. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” the facility noted.

Dr. Kisser becomes one of the renowned health professionals to die from COVID-19 in Ghana. In April, the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule was reported to have died of COVID-19 at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

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