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Committee submits report on alleged HIV positive blood at KATH

The five member committee set up to investigate the alleged contaminated blood at the Komfe Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has presented its report, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, has confirmed.

Committee report on alleged contaminated blood ready

He told Accra-based Citi FM that the report will be submitted to the Health Minister for him to study it.

He also hinted that the report will be made public once the minister has gone through it.

"The management will be presenting the report to the Minister formally, the Minister will study it and I am sure the contents will be made public for information and for operation in the Health sector,” he told Citi FM.

The committee was established after one Adolf Addo Kwabla posted on Facebook that he bought two blood bags from the blood bank of KATH which tested positive for HIV and Syphilis at private facility his mother was receiving treatment.

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It was chaired by a representative from the National Public Health Reference Laboratory, Dr David Opare Agyepong and had reps from National Health Reference Laboratory, the Ghana Police Service, the Food and Drugs Authority and National AIDS Control Programme to guarantee an independent investigation.

The committee investigated the veracity or otherwise of Kwabla's allegation.

The hospital had also referred the matter to the police for further investigation after forming the five-member committee.

This was done to ensure further integrity of the investigation into the matter, the hospital said.

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The retesting was done in the presence of the complainant.

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