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Ghana's Medical supply Twelve GHS officials interdicted in CMS fire report

This was revealed at a media briefing by the Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong on Friday.

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Over two hundred million cedis worth of drugs and equipment were destroyed in the fire outbreak at Tema on January 13, 2015 play

Over two hundred million cedis worth of drugs and equipment were destroyed in the fire outbreak at Tema on January 13, 2015

A total of 12 officials of the Ghana Health Service suspected to have played roles in the Central Medical Stores fire have been interdicted by government.

This was revealed at a media briefing by the Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong on Friday.

The 12 officials have been named as: Peter Ekow Gyimah, Alhaji Yusif Imua, Iddrisu Abdul Karim, Gifty Esi Mankata, Zeboat Doh and Ibrahim Laryea Amartey.

The others are Kwame Foli, Mathias Senayah, Victoria Ennin, Abdul Karim, James Benjamin Annan and Peter Aciaba Addah

RELATED: Central Medical Stores Destroys GH¢ 237m Worth Of Items

The Attorney General added that government is asking for support from Interpol to arrest the chief suspect, Samuel Dogbe, who is on the run.

Meanwhile, BNI and the Fire Service Investigation into the fire has concluded that the fire was a case of arson.

"According to the report of National Security, the fire was deliberately set to destroy evidence of theft and massive fraud and widespread irregularity in the procurement and distribution of medical supplies involving senior management and junior staff," the Attorney General added.

On his part, the Health Minister, Alex Segbefia said "The report will be followed. The audit team will be put in place."

Over two hundred million cedis worth of drugs and equipment were destroyed in the fire outbreak at Tema on January 13, 2015, which nearly crippled healthcare delivery.

Before the fire, the then Health Minister Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah had initiated investigations into allegations of corrupt practices at the store.

The Central Medical Store is where the country’s medical equipment and drugs are stored for onward distribution across the regions.

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