KATH sets committee to investigate ‘contaminated blood’ claim

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The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) says it has set up a committee to investigate the alleged issuance of a contaminated blood.

“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 Public Relations Officer wrote in a statement Saturday.

According to reports, the blood was determined to be unfit when it was tested at the private clinic the prospective recipient was being treated.

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 have been asked to release the blood in question to the investigation team.

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