Doctor Fears His Drinking Water Was Laced With HIV-Infected Blood By Colleague

Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska,  Agency: Newsflash

A Ghanaian doctor is under investigation for lacing a hospital colleague’s drinking water with HIV-infected blood following a row.

The incident took place at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in the Ghanaian capital Accra following an argument between two on-duty doctors.

Both doctors, names not disclosed, work in the hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, according to the news site Graphic Online.


On 6th May, the victim and hospital lawyer Kwame Gyamfi filed a complaint with the police who have since confirmed that an investigation is now underway.

The doctor said that he just finished a 24-hour shift with six other doctors when he found that his drinking water appeared reddish and contaminated with something.

Suspecting that the reddish substance was blood, he analysed the drinking water and it reportedly tested positive for HIV.


The doctor gave the name of one colleague he suspects was involved in the incident to the police.

He added that they had a disagreement while on-duty in the hospital’s Labour Ward and the alleged contamination could have been carried out in revenge.

Police spokesperson Mrs Effia Tenge confirmed that a complaint has been filed and that an investigation is now underway.