Little baby injected with expired drugs at Amasaman Government Hospital

Little baby injected with expired drugs at Amasaman Government Hospital

- According to the mother of the child, treatment of her son has given no positive results

- The baby's father also alleges that the hospital is refusing to acknowledge negligence

The story is told of a baby admitted at the Amasaman Government Hospital who was allegedly injected with expired drugs. Joy News reports that all seven drugs prescribed for the child were expired.

Narrating the issue to reporters, the mother of the baby Linda Sarpong, said they bought the drugs from the hospital's pharmacy.

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After initial admission, tests revealed nothing with regards to the baby's ill-health. It was not until a specialist arrived and diagnosed that the child was suffering from broncho-pneumonia. It was this specialist's prescriptions that were purchased from the pharmacy.

The baby was then put on medication in the hospital.According to Ms Sarpong however, it was not until 1 am that a nurse on a night shift noticed that the child was being given expired drugs.

The nurse then asked the baby's mother to go back to the pharmacy with the receipts of the drugs she had bought. This was so that she could ask for replacements.

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Ms Sarpong was then told by another nurse not to worry. But whatever consolation the nurses were giving has not worked because according to the mother of the child, another doctor's treatment of the child has not yielded positive results.

The father of the child, Mr Kwame Sarpong also spoke to reporters and complained of bites his son got from bedbugs at the hospital.

Mr Sarpong has said the hospital and its medical superintendent are refusing to acknowledge their negligence. He wants them to sign an undertaking acknowledging the sale and medication of expired medicines to his son.

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Meanwhile, the medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Sarpong Ntiamoah says a committee has been set up o look into the matter.

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