Music investor and socialite Ayisha Modi has shed more light on her profession as a live-in caregiver and certified nursing assistant in the United States.
Ayisha said she is licensed to administer injections to patients to help them die slowly, with the consent of the family and a doctor’s order.
Ayisha Modi said that in most cases her services are used after a doctor has declared that a ‘suffering old patient’ has little time to live.
She added that there are instances where elderly patients battling serious illnesses ask to be taken through the process.
Ayisha, who noted that she has been in the profession for 14 years, said she has administered lethal injections to about 200 patients.
“There are some patients who have a limited time on earth. Maybe a week or two. I have the licence to give them a shot to help them die. There are patients who want to die, so in that case we give them morphine. It puts them to sleep and kills them slowly. For patients who smoke, their lungs do not work properly at one stage, so this helps them to breathe properly. If the patients do not have food and water in their system for about two days and you give them the morphine, they will die faster. I have the licence to do all this. I’ve upgraded from just being a live-in to being a nurse’s aide, so I can do all that. Families call me after their parents have been told they will die in three months. I have facilitated the deaths of about 200 patients in 14 years. My last patient, who died before I came to Ghana, left me a cheque and three gold chains.
He said: “You can’t do this job if you don’t have empathy. Because you’re taking care of someone’s family, property like your own. I got a lot out of it. I have a friend who married her patient, and when he died, the property was left to her. I have about five gold chains that were given to me by my patients,” he said in the interview monitored by GhanaWeb.
While making all these claims, Ayisha Modi took out her phone and showed the camera pictures of one of her patients lying on her deathbed.
Although the host, Kofi Adoma, instructed his videographers not to focus on the images, which could constitute an invasion of privacy, Ayisha Modi insisted that they record them.
“The family has given me permission so you can record it,” she said.
Revealing how lucrative the business is, Ayisha said,
“I have a license as a nurse’s aide and I could work in hospitals, but I prefer the live-in business because I make more money than those who work in hospitals. Those who are in this profession are very rich. They can afford houses and everything they want, so I have my apartment in New York. What I make in a week is what my mother makes in a month. I make $500 a day and more. My mother, who does the same job, has a house in Atlanta, Georgia. You can’t do this work if you don’t have papers.
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