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General News of Wednesday, 22 April 2020


Coronavirus: 60% of samples taken were pure saliva – Fmr. Ridge Hospital boss

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The former CEO of the Ridge Hospital, Dr. Thomas Anaba has alleged that sixty percent (60%) of samples taken from Coronavirus patients at Noguchi and other research centres were pure saliva.

According to him, the people who were recruited to take the samples are not competent enough to undertake such complex exercise.

Speaking to sit-in-host Akwasi Nsiah on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5FM Wednesday, Dr. Anaba challenged the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service to put out the names of the persons who are taking the samples.

“I want the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service to give us the list of people who went down to take the samples. Let’s juxtapose their names by their qualification and experience in taking samples and you’ll see the secret under the deceitful sample taking that Ghana Health Service did.”

He added: “Talking about the laboratory, we are told that they’ve tested some sixty-something thousand, we are disputing that as scientists simply because we know the capacity of Noguchi and KCCR. Even if you double it they’ll give you 50,000 it can reach more than 60,000, plus the bad samples that were taken so in a nutshell if we get data that is accurate you’ll analyze it wrongly and your conclusion will be wrong and your decisions you take as recommendations will be wrong.

"Dr. Nsiah Asare knows that this is not correct information so therefore we’ll really hit 3 million people in Ghana getting the virus. You could see him on TV messing up himself in definitions. He himself didn’t know that there were double and triple samples they were referring to as individuals until the interviewer pushed him. His definition of science is pathetic and I ask myself is this our Advisor to the President on Health who says I won’t give you figures because I don’t want to make a mistake.”