Present-Day Good Samaritan! Off-duty Trainee Nurse Saves Dying Man in Koforidua


The story of the Good Samaritan was typically relived on a street in Koforidua, Eastern Region, when Lydia Agyei Yeboah, a trainee nurse at the Atibie Nursing and Midwifery College came to the rescue of a dying hypoglycemia patient on 1st May, 2017 [workers’ day].

It happened that the hypoglycemia victim, identified as Joe was attacked by convulsive seizure and was at the point of giving up the ghost. And as it happened on the way to Jericho back then, none of the passers rendered any help to the dying man, especially as they have no idea what could be the problem; and also considering the fact that the days are evil! The few concerned persons only observed him from a safe distance, while panicking that the poor man may end up loosing his precious life.

But as God’s mercies prevailed, Lydia, came along that way! The trainee Nurse who is currently doing clinical services at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua, was on her way to the Hospital when she spotted the dying hypoglycemia patient as the seizure tormented him, trying to squeeze the life out of him. She quickly rushed to him to render as much first aid services as her knowledge could provide.

Eyewitnesses said she immediately prepared a sugar solution for the helpless patient and subsequently fed him with biscuit with high sugar content; all in the bid to raise his blood glucose level to the normalcy. And of course, she succeeded, as the man thereby regained consciousness and was handed over to his family members who later came to scene.

Following Lydia’s kind gesture, tons of praises, commendations and blessings immediately started pouring in to her. Some passers-by at the time of the incident rendered her assistance while she did the humanitarian service to the dying hypoglycemia patient.



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Speaking to Kasapa News’ Kojo Ansah after the touching incident, Lydia Yeboah explained that she was actually heading to the Regional Hospital for clinical but decided to buy food at the roadside, when she spotted the convulsing man. She said she suspected the cause of the victim’s predicament to be hypoglycemia after a close examination.

When asked what she feels about her rescue effort, the Trainee Nurse simply said that it is part of the training given to them; and that nursing is service to humanity regardless of your location; adding that even though she feels happy, it is a normal feeling.

She however advised that it is important for persons with such conditions to let their family and friends to be aware of it so as to know what to do in case of any eventuality. She further explained that, although diabetes is well known to be high blood sugar, some people with diabetes take medication that can also cause their sugar levels to go down to a dangerously low level.

About Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is a health condition that is caused when blood sugar goes down below normal levels. This may result in a variety of symptoms including clumsiness, trouble talking, confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, or death, which usually come on suddenly and quickly. A feeling of hunger, sweating, shakiness, and weakness are some of the mild symptoms. Some of the causes include extreme diabetes medications, low carbohydrate intake, starving or skipping of meals, and excessive physical exercise. It is treated by increasing sugar-rich foods.