Late Ghanaian model and video vixen, Belinda Asiamah died from complications from an ectopic surgery.
Sources at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have debunked rumours that the model died from complications resulting from a failed abortion.
The late model, hospital sources say she was referred from the University of Ghana Hospital, where she had undergone the surgery, on Thursday, August 11.
She arrived at Korle Bu around 5pm that Thursday but passed away the following day while on Life Support.
Doctors explained that Belinda’s ectopic pregnancy, a pregnancy in which the foetus develops outside the womb, typically in a fallopian tube, is not new but it was necessary to undertake the procedure to save her life.
According our sources, the University of Ghana Hospital did the emergency surgery – salpingectomy – to correct the anomaly but she developed some complications. The University of Ghana Hospital referred her to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital because it did not have a Life Support facility which was badly needed to help stabilise her condition.
The complications made it difficult for her to breath and before she was referred to KBTH, she had suffered a cardiac arrest or heart attack but medical personnel managed to resuscitate her.
When the model got to KBTH, before she was admitted, she suffered another heart attack and after she was resuscitated, she was put on Life Support because she was in critical condition.
“Each cardiac arrest has its own complication to the brain depending on how long oxygen is cut off to the brain during the attack. The more attacks you get, the worse the outcome is likely to be,” one medical officer explained.
The chances of one’s survival of an ectopic pregnancy depend on when it is detected, the size of the ectopic and the state of the patient. The earlier it is detected; the better one’s chances of survival are.
Mother of the late model had dismissed rumours that her daughter died through a failed abortion.
The late model was quite popular for her role in the ‘Boys Abre’ music video of Guru and Obrafour’s “Pimpinaa” music video.
She will be buried on Saturday, September 10 after a church service at the Resurrection Fire Ministry International at Madina, Accra. Her remains will be laid to rest at the Madina Cemetery after the service.