The Ghana Association of Public Health Technical Officers (GAPHTO) has begun an inquiry into an alleged stealing of covid-19 vaccine by healthcare workers.

Members of the Association have condemned the act as it has been the backbone of successful public health interventions across all levels of Ghana’s Health System.

According to a press release, GAPHTO has read a publication by the media about the alleged theft and will apply sanctions associated with such offences.

“GAPHTO has read a publication in sections of the media indicating 3 staff of the Service who work in various levels of the Health Care system in the Greater Accra Region have been arrested for allegedly stealing and selling Covid-19 vaccines.

“It will apply appropriate measures/sanctions as prescribed by our Constitution and Code of Ethics will be applied if the said members are found culpable,” a part of the release indicated.

Employees of the Health Ministry, further assures the general public together with all stakeholders that, “we shall ensure all persons eligible for the vaccines get it free of charge. Leadership of the Association will continue to monitor the developing situation and act appropriately.”

See full statement below: