New Senchi Health Center Health Practitioner Operating Illegally – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service says the health practitioner who administered contaminated injections to three people at the New Senchi Health Center in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, had been operating illegally.

According to the Service, the man, who has been identified as James Yeboah, had not been authorised to offer such healthcare, and has been ordered to stop practising.

The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, said his outfit is still investigating the incident with the Food and Drugs Authority FDA.

Over the weekend, James Yeboah was arrested along with the manager of the facility, Simon Takeramah, who has since been granted bail.

The matter of suspected negligence resulted in the death of the three persons.

The FDA noted that the deceased persons suffered adverse reactions described as injection site abscess, skin necrosis and ulcers leading to the deaths.

The District Health Directorate has ordered the centre to stop all injections at that facility until further notice.

Samples from the deceased patients have also been taken for investigations at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical research.

source: CITI FM

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