The case of a doctor in Korle Bu, Ghana, who was accused of poisoning a colleague’s water with HIV-infected blood is still under investigation.
The doctors involved work at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, according to Graphic Online, and the act is believed to have been carried out after a dispute between them while on duty.
A medical doctor, accompanied by the lawyer of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Mr Kwame Gyamfi, filed a complaint at Korle Bu District Police Command about 11.30 a.m. on May 6, 2021, alleging water poisoning.
The medical doctor informed the police that he was on a 24-hour shift at the hospital’s Labour Ward One with six other doctors. The medical doctor reportedly returned to his consultation room at the end of his 24-hour shift and discovered that his drinking water, which he stored in a water bottle in the room, was poisoned.
According to the doctor, he believed his water was poisoned after discovering a reddish substance in the water that looked like blood. Following that, a clinical examination indicated that it was blood and that it was also HIV positive.
The doctor, who named the colleague he believes is responsible for the crime, said that they had a dispute while on duty at the labour war.