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Korle Bu: Doctor allegedly poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood

Korle Bu: Doctor allegedly poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood

Korle Bu: Doctor allegedly poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood

The Korle Bu Police are investigating a case involving the contamination

of a medical doctor’s drinking water with HIV-infected blood.

The act is suspected to have been carried out by another doctor following

a disagreement between the two.

Both doctors (names withheld) work at the Department of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).

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Disagreement

Checks by Graphic Online at the Korle Bu District Police Command indicated

that at about 11.30a.m. on May 6, 2021, a medical doctor, accompanied by

the lawyer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Mr Kwame Gyamfi,

filed a complaint at the charge office of the police station regarding

an attempt to poison the doctor’s drinking water.

The medical doctor told the police that he was on a 24-hour duty with

six other doctors at the Labour Ward One of the hospital.

At the end of the 24-hour shift, the medical doctor allegedly returned

to his consulting room and detected that his drinking water which he

kept in a water bottle in the room was contaminated.

Suspicion

The doctor suspected that his water had been contaminated after he

found a reddish substance which appeared like blood in the water.

Based on the doctor’s suspicion, the water in the bottle was clinically

tested and it was found that the substance was blood.

HIV test

When the blood was later tested, it came out positive for HIV.

The medical doctor told the police that he suspected one of his

colleagues and gave his name to the police.

He claimed that the two of them had some disagreement while

they were on duty at the labour ward.

Confirmation

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command,

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mrs Effia Tenge confirmed the news.

She said the Korle Bu Police is investigating the matter.

 

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