Tamale medical stores go up in flames

The Medical Stores of the Tamale Teaching Hospital  in the Northern Region went up in flames Wednesday morning.

Correspondent Hashmin Mohammed reported Wednesday, January 28, that “lots of drugs have been burnt”.

“At the moment as we speak now, fire officials have been able to bring the situation under control,” Hashmin added.

Medical equipment and medicines worth thousands of Ghana Cedis have been destroyed.

He said medical officers and nurses of the facility were helping to salvage some items when he arrived at the scene.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. 

But the Tamale incident follows a similar but more disastrous one at the Central Medical Stores in Tema in the Greater Accra Region, which officials suspected was arson.

A number of people have been arrested whilst others were interdicted over the incident.