U.K. immigration officials have seized a dying Ghanaian woman receiving life-prolonging dialysis treatments at the University Hospital of Wales and plan to deport her, the BBC reports.
Ama Sumani, 39, has been receiving dialysis at the hospital in Cardiff for over a year after cancer damaged her kidneys.
Sumani, whose visa has expired, said she cannot afford care in Ghana. She was wheeled away from the hospital on Wednesday morning in a wheelchair and was due to be deported to Ghana Wednesday afternoon.
Sumani is suffering from malignant myeloma and would ordinarily be treated with a bone marrow transplant. But, because she is a foreign national, she is not entitled to receive the treatments from the U.K.'s National Health Service.
She came to the U.K. five years ago to study in Wales.