3 arrested for jointly stealing and selling COVID vaccines at GH¢200.00 per jab

3 arrested for jointly stealing and selling COVID vaccines at GH¢200.00 per jab

- 3 people have been arrested for their involvement in the stealing and sale of the COVISHIELD vaccines

- 2 Disease Control Officers at the Ridge and La Bawaleshie polyclinic were arrested for stealing 36 and 26 vials respectively

- An Occupational Health and Safety Officer has been arrested for administering the stolen vaccines to people at GH¢200.00 per jab

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Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the stealing and sale of some COVISHIELD vaccines

According to a joy news report, Disease Control Officers at the Ridge,Stephen Dzisenu, and La Bawalashie Polyclinic, Lord Pabitey allegedly stole 36 and 26 vials of the vaccine respectively

An Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Cosmos Allotey, is believed to have received the stolen merchandise from Pabitey and Dzisenu and administers it to people at GH¢200.00 per jab.

3 arrested for jointly stealing and selling COVID vaccines at GH¢200.00 per jab
3 arrested for jointly stealing and selling COVID vaccines at GH¢200.00 per jab
Source: UGC

The prosecutor, Detective Sergeant Sarpong, said the national security operatives received intelligence that Allotey’s name was administering stolen vaccines to people at a fee.

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On March 16, 2021, Allotey was arrested when he was invited to Labone in Accra to inject the complainant at a fee of GH¢200.00.

During interrogation, Allotey however, mentioned Dzisenu and Pabitey as his source.

Allotey later admitted to buying 36 of the vials of government procured vaccine at the cost of GH¢18,000.00 from Pabitey and Dzisenu.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has announced that Ghana could start importing unpackaged COVID-19 vaccines in bulk.

That according to the FDA, will give local companies the job to fill the vaccines into empty vials.

The Chief Executive Officer at FDA, Delese Mimi Darko, said this is likely to happen within the next six months.

“We may not be at that end of the entire drug development lifecycle but at least we can start with the filling,” Mrs. Darko said.

She said Ghana could have as many as three companies engaged in the filling process.

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