• Short Summary

    A FIVE-DAY OLD BABY BOY, SAID TO BE SUFFERING FROM INTERNAL BLEEDING IN THE HEAD, WAS ON FRIDAY RUSHED BY A B.

  • Description

    A FIVE-DAY OLD BABY BOY, SAID TO BE SUFFERING FROM INTERNAL BLEEDING IN THE HEAD, WAS ON FRIDAY RUSHED BY A B.O.A.C. PLANE FROM A GHANA GOLDTOWN TO A LONDON HOSPITAL.

    THE BABY IS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS THOMAS WATSON OF THE ASHANTI GOLDFIELDS CORPORATION LIMITED, OBUASI. DR. A.G. HOMEWOOD, A SURGEON WITH THE A.G.C. LIMITED, DIAGNOSED THE BABY'S AILMENT ON THURSDAY NIGHT. HE REALISED THAT THE BABY COULD ONLY LIVE IF IT WERE FLOWN TO A LONDON HOSPITAL WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR AN OPERATION.

    THE ASHANTI GOLDFIELDS SET THE MERCY DASH IN MOTION. PLACING THE OPERATION IN THE HANDS OF COMMANDER THOMAS FODEN OF THE GHANA-NAVY RESERVE, IT WAS ARRANGED THAT A HELICOPTER OF THE THIRD SQUADRON OF THE GHANA AIR FORCE SHOULD CARRY THE CHILD TO ACCRA. A ROAD JOURNEY WOULD HAVE JEOPARDISED THE BABY'S CHANCES OF LIVING.

    IN ACCRA THE BABY, ACCOMPANIED BY ITS PARENTS AND AN ELDER SISTER, WAS TAKEN ABOARD THE LONDON PLANE AND WITHIN HOURS WAS RECEIVING TREATMENT IN THE WHITE CHAPEL LONDON HOSPITAL, ONE OF THE FEW PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE THE OPERATION COULD BE PERFORMED.

    LATEST REPORTS FROM THE HOSPITAL SAY THAT THE BABY HAS RECOVERED, AND THAT ITS PROGRESS IS BEING MAINTAINED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QUDRNL6FWLJ7FL0KONZOTKP8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QUDRNL6FWLJ7FL0KONZOTKP8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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