General News of Monday, 3 December 2018 Source: mynewsgh.com 2018-12-03 The blood was reported to be unfit for transfusion when…
General News of Monday, 3 December 2018
The blood was reported to be unfit for transfusion when it was tested at the private clinic
The 46-year-old woman (name withheld) who was supposed to be transfused with blood purchased from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Blood Bank, which further test revealed was contaminated, has been kicked out of the private health facility in Kumasi, Kean Health Center, MyNewsGh.com has gathered.
A much traumatized diabetic patient who was asked to go home by the authorities of the facility on Sunday December 2, 201
8 has been packed out and referred back to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where the blood a relationship of hers bought turned out to be HIV positive and with Syphilis virus infected.
“I have been asked to go home even though I have run out of blood. I am pleading to the health authorities to ensure that I am transfused with blood to prevent me from d eath “, she disclosed from her residence at Tafo-Nhyiaso, a suburb of the Kumasi metropolis when MyNewsGh.com reporters visited to ascertain her condition.
It would be recalled that MyNewsGh.com on Saturday December 7, 2018 reported of how The blood bought from the hospital’s blood bank tested positive for HIV at a private facility in Kumasi, Kean Health Center.
It later emerged that the blood was tested positive for HIV and Syphilis and could have been transfused on the young man’s mother who needed blood.
MyNewsGh.com has obtained all the records showing the nature of the problem which has led the management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to refer the matter to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations.
The National Blood Service, Ghana is an agency under the Ghana Ministry of Health. Ghana is to ensure an effective and coordinated national approach to the provision of safe, adequate and efficacious blood and blood products, making it timely, accessible and affordable to all patients requiring blood transfusion therapy in both public and private health care institutions in the country.
In Ghana, blood donation is a simple, four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.