A doctor at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is accusing his colleague of contaminating his water with HIV blood after a disagreement between them.
The doctor, according to Graphic Online, had returned to his consulting at the end of his 24-hour shift and detected that the drinking water he kept on his table had a blood-like substance in it.
The water in the bottle was clinically tested based on the doctor’s suspicion and it was found that the reddish substance was blood.
The blood was then tested for HIV and it came out positive. He subsequently filed a complaint at the Korle-bu Police station.
According to Graphic Online, the doctor told the police that he suspected one of his colleagues and mentioned his name to the police.
The two doctors (names withheld) work at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Korle-bu.
Meanwhile, the police have confirmed the incident. According to the Greater Accra Regional Public Relations Officer, the matter is under investigation.
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is one of the premier hospitals in Ghana. The facility was constructed under the colonial administration and has since grown to become a referral hospital and a teaching hospital.