Komfo Anokye Hospital: CID takes over “contaminated blood” claim

Komfo Anokye Hospital: CID takes over “contaminated blood” claim

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Ghana Police Services in the Ashanti Region has taken over the investigations into an alleged issuance

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Ghana Police Services in the Ashanti Region has taken over the investigations into an alleged issuance of a contaminated blood to a patient by the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

The hospital has been accused by Addo-Kwabla Evans in a Facebook post of selling two units of  HIV-Syphilis infested blood to his mother.

Reports said his accusation was followed by an initial screening of the blood units by a private clinic, Kean Health Center in Kumasi.

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, however, in a press statement downplayed the report, saying blood from its bank are safe as it passes through “stringent blood testing protocol”

The Chief Executive wishes to state that, KATH has a track record of stringent blood testing protocols and maintains the highest standard for blood safety

The hospital also announced it has formed a committee to investigate the alleged issue. The investigative committee according to the statement will comprise of representatives from the Ghana Police Service, the Food and Drugs Authority, the National AIDS control programme and the National Public Health Reference Lab.

The patient and the family has been asked to release the blood in question to aid in the investigation.

Read the full statement below: