Ghana National Fire Service

The Director of Procurement and Supply at the Ghana Health Service, Samuel Boateng has revealed to TV3 that the Medical Stores in Tema which was razed down by an inferno on Tuesday January 13, 2015 was ?not insured.?wpid-The-Ghana-National-Fire-Service-GNFS-has-raised-concerns-about-the-ascendancy-of-fire-disasters-in-2015-300x179.jpg

According to him ?we?ve lost all, everything is gone. We tried several times to insure it but the insurance companies were not interested in doing so.?

This shocking revelation means several millions of Ghana cedis of drugs, medical equipments and other essential medical stuff have gone up in flames, leaving the country at a loss.

Although Mr. Boateng was unable to give figures of how much was lost, it is estimated to be in millions of Ghana cedis.

TV3 sources at the Ghana Health Service said an audit was to be conducted at the Medical Stores this week. Our sources said it is suspected that due to the huge misappropriation of funds and illegal activities that have been undertaken at the Medical Centre, some unscrupulous person decided to set the place ablaze.

Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman Mensah, the United Cadre Front and several others say they suspect activities of arsonists. Investigations are yet to begin since it took the Ghana Fire Service over 20 hours before they were able to completely quench the fire.

The Health Minister said Ghana has enough drugs to last the country for at least three (3) months. There were fears the destroyed drugs could plunge the nation into a shortage since the Medical Centre was the biggest warehouse which supplied the entire country.

Source:?Martin Asiedu-Dartey, tv3netwrok.


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