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Administering of expired drugs on minor at Amasaman hospital-Committee completes probe

Written by  Jul 11, 2018
The committee established to investigate the circumstances that led to administration of expired drugs on a one-year-old boy at Ga West Municipal Hospital has completed its work. The report has been presented to the authorities for appropriate action to be taken, Mrs Linda Sarpong, mother of victim has told Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm. She revealed in an interview today [Wednesday] that, she received a call from a member of the committee informing her about the completion of an investigation into the matter yesterday [Tuesday]. Mrs Sarpong said the hospital wanted to cover up the story until the media took interest in the story. She expressed her gratitude to Rainbow Radio and the Multimedia Group for showing keen interest in the matter. Mrs Sarpong’s son was diagnosed with “Bronchus Pneumonia” an infection of the respiratory system. Mrs Sarpong saw a doctor and the doctor prescribed anti-biotics for the treatment of her son’s condition. She visited the dispensary of the hospital and purchased the drugs. But unfortunately, all the seven drugs prescribed for the son were expired. The mother said it took the vigilance of the nurse who was on night shift, to realize the drugs were expired but unfortunately, the nurse who was on duty in the day had injected my son with one of the drugs, she stated. Meanwhile, Mrs Sarpong says she has kept her fingers crossed and expecting a true reflection of what happened when she visited the facility a month ago and will not entertain any cover up. According to her, her son could have lost his life hence her desire to see to it that the appropriate sanctions are applied where necessary.
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