Anas’ COVID exposé ; an Africa Eye undercover investigation has revealed that some staff at the Ridge hospital in Accra, Ghana have been selling vital PPE for personal profit.
The video released by TigerEye shows the two staff selling these items.
They’ve been identified as Mr. Thomas Osei and Mr. Divine Kumodzi, Mr. Thomas Osei was filmed selling Face shields and protective gowns whilst Mr. Divine Kumodzi also sold face masks.
In an excerpt released by Anas and his BBC Africa Eye team, the two staff were seen diverting the PPEs for their private again.
In the video, the investigative journalist successfully negotiates and seal a PPE purchasing deal worth $450 with Thomas Osei.
Divine Kumodzi on the other hand made a fortune from selling PPEs which were made by the hospital itself to augment the ones they receive from the government and other institutions and persons.
Among the individuals who heeded to cries for help by donating PPEs to the hospital is former President John Dramani Mahama.
Mahama on March 29, presented one hundred sets of personal PPE to health workers at the hospital.
Due to this, Two Ghanaian staff at Ridge Hospital have been suspended for selling Personal Protective Equipment meant for health workers illegally.
Watch the video below;
Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposes two staff members of the Ridge Hospital, who sold and diverted PPEs, while their colleague frontline workers cried for the vital equipment.
The two culprits, Thomas Osei and Divine Kumordzi have been suspended by authorities.pic.twitter.com/fy8kQdnAOD
— Maiestas Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) August 10, 2020
This Anas expose is really confusing 🤔
Too much ambiguity. If the said PPE belonged to the individual, why paint such a grim picture. pic.twitter.com/OKtJFmFuQt
— Kobby (@KobTwum) August 10, 2020