The 46-year-old woman (name withheld) who was supposed to be transfused with blood bought 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, according to sources.
A much traumatized diabetic patient who was asked to go home by authorities of the facility on Sunday December 2, 2018 has been packed out and referred back to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where the blood a relation 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 death”, she disclosed from her residence at Tafo-Nhyiaso, a suburb of the Kumasi metropolis.
It would be recalled on Saturday December 7, 2018 that 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 tested positive for HIV and Syphilis and could have been transfused on the young man’s mother who needed blood.
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