Tuesday, 23 July

We don’t have any HIV drugs locked up at the port – Health Ministry

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The Ministry is actively working to distribute the mosquito nets

The Ministry of Health has refuted allegations that containers held at the Tema port contain essential drugs for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.

This response follows concerns raised by health-focused Civil ociety orOganisations (CSOs) about the Global Fund's threats to halt funding and donations to Ghana if the containers are not cleared.

Contrary to the CSOs' assertions that vital drugs are decaying at the ports, Isaac Offei Baah, Public Relations Officer for the Health Ministry, clarified that the containers in question actually contain mosquito nets.

“I want to put it on record that we have mosquito nets and we don’t have anything like HIV drugs or TB drugs [locked up at the port],” Mr.Baah stated.

He assured the public that the Ministry is actively working to distribute the mosquito nets.

“Once it is something that has been given to the people of Ghana, we are working towards making it out and putting it to good use,” he said.

Mr. Baah emphasised that all HIV drugs have already been cleared from the port.

“So for clarity's sake, we don’t have any HIV drugs locked up at the port that we have not cleared. All those ones were cleared somewhere last April,” he indicated.

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku