The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has set up a 5 member committee to investigate the issue of the infected HIV and syphilis blood that was allegedly sold to a patient who was on admission at Kean Health Centre in Kumasi.
A statement issued by the hospital after reports of the said unwholesome blood went awash on social media said representatives of the committee will encapsulate officials of the National Public Health Reference Laboratory, the Ghana Police Service, the Food and Drugs Authority and the National Aids Control Programme.
Signed by the head of Public Affairs at the Hospital Kwame Frimpong, the Hospital said the allegation under reference is only based on alleged screening test done on the blood at a private clinic and not confirmed tests as required under the protocols for handling such cases.
‘’The Chief Executive Officer therefore wishes to urge the patient and family to release the blood units in question to the investigative team or the police for further confirmatory test in line with established protocols. The Chief Executive Officer will like to urge the general public to remain calm as everything is being done to ensure a speedy investigation into the matter’’ the statement added.
The statement however failed to name the 5th member of the investigative committee.
Read the full text of the statement below.