Ghanaians on social media have reacted to the exposé by undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas which seeks to unravel how some people are cashing in on COVID-19.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his latest documentary showed how two staff of Greater Accra Regional Hospital, popularly known as Ridge Hospital, sold Personal Protective Equipment for their personal profit.
According to him, the two men (Divine Kumordzi and Thomas Osei) caught in the video were selling PPEs meant for frontline workers.
Management of Ridge Hospital in a statement said the items sold by the two were not hospital stuff but their own private thing.
However, their actions breached the Ghana Health Service’s code of conduct leading to their two-weeks suspension with no salary.
“Even though these items do not belong to the hospital and does not also constitute the hospital’s COVID-19 stock, either donated or procured, their action constitute a breach of the Ghana Health Service Code of Conduct,” part of the statement read.
But Ghanaians reacting on social media said investigative journalist Anas changed the narrative of the documentary and made it seem the people captured in the video were selling PPEs provided by government to health workers.
A social media user said Anas’ works are increasingly becoming mediocre, distorting and malicious in nature.
One other person said he sees no wrong with what the two men did since it’s their personal business and not selling PPEs meant for the hospital as portrayed.
Read some of the tweets below
Yes. IMO, Anas's works are increasingly becoming mediocre, distorting and malicious in nature. Apparently, the Ridge Hospital, after investigation, has issued a statement suggesting that the PPE's sold by the victims do not belong to the hospital. Anas's report suggest otherwise.
— CountryOverParty (@DexmondHome) August 11, 2020
On this Ridge Hospital matter, @anasglobal please your investigation this time around is making me scratchmy scalp.
It was clear Thomas did not steal from the hospital but rather used his position at the hospital to purchase those PPEs and sold them to the public. Nothing wrong
— Mokole (@kofikera1) August 11, 2020
The only wrong this guy did was selling PPE’s within the premises of the hospital according to the statement by ridge hospital which is against their work ethics and I think two weeks suspension is fair enough. But Anas made it look like he stole from ridge which is not right. https://t.co/h6Fwac0yqT
— Mannie (@kingMannie) August 10, 2020
so nigga did not steal from "Ridge Hospital" but rada used his position to sell it to the public and Anas making it look like he was stealing from the hospital hmmmm
— Sean Yummy Kelly (@sean_yummy) August 11, 2020
To be frank this piece lacks content, he has successfully jeopardized the 1st offenders career.
this particular story has been blown out of proportion and not in the right context. His crime was using the hospital's name to buy PPEs not the wrongly projected offense.
— RASH_gh🔅 (@Salim_Acid) August 10, 2020
What is the proof that what he was selling was the hospital's own supply and not his personal supply?🤔
— Akplah (@leslieakplah) August 10, 2020