Police begin investigations into 'mysterious' injection that killed 3 people

Police begin investigations into 'mysterious' injection that killed 3 people

The Eastern Regional Police Command have begun investigations into the strange circumstances that led to the deaths of three people who were given penicillin injections.

YEN.com.gh reported yesterday that hat three people have lost their lives after taking injections at the Senchi Health Centre, at Akrade in the Asuogyaman District, in the Eastern region.

A myjoyonline.com report today March 31, indicates that, preliminary investigations by the Foods and Drugs Authority have revealed how medical officers at the New Senchi Health Centre in the Eastern Region administered contaminated penicillin injections on the patients.

Eugene Benjamin Gapher, a family member of one of the deceased told Joy News' Manasseh Azure Awuni his twin sister, Eugenia Atsupui Gapher, 42, passed away days after she took injections to treat some skin infections.

Police begin investigations into 'mysterious' injection that killed 3 people

The health facility where three people have died at New Senchi

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According to Gapher, his sister took three injections in the buttocks on March 9th, 12th, 13th and complained of severe pains thereafter.

Further reports suggest that two more people are currently in critical condition. DCE for Asuogyaman, Kwame Agyekum who also chairs the district Security Council has advised the police to work alongside the FDA to fully investigate the matter.

"We have reported the case to the police. The police know what to do and they will have their own way of investigating. Various agencies are conducting investigations into the matter.

"But I know this particular man has been working there and doing this thing over the years. So he is an experienced health official,” he said.

The DCE is very optimistic that the investigations will ascertain the exact cause of deaths.

Meanwhile the FDA has dispatched its Pharmacovigilance team to the area to assist with the probe.

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