Samuel Amoateng Saffoh, the director of the Upper East Regional Hospital’s pharmacy, has passed away.
When asked about the unexpected event on Sunday, almost everyone who has been contacted has expressed suspicion of foul play, said that “he was not sick,” and made a clear connection between it and the recent finding of substantial cartel drug thefts at the hospital.
After massive drug thefts were uncovered, the police got in touch with Mr. Saffoh and other top hospital executives to get additional information.
The seasoned pharmacist unexpectedly became unwell and passed away while still giving state detectives further information to help solve the crime.
His passing was acknowledged by hospital officials, who stated that he passed away on Saturday night, September 23, 2023.
He has five years of hospital experience, the officials noted.
After his untimely passing, a hospital source revealed on Sunday that Saffoh had assembled an audit committee to evaluate all the medications that the Ministry of Health (MoH) had given to the regional hospital during the previous two years.
According to the source, the deceased was just uncovering “more facts and further traces” and had pledged that all those found guilty will face consequences.
“He was not sick. He suddenly said he was not feeling well. We thought it was something small. Before we knew it, he was rushed to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). He was taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. And that ended it.
“How can such a strong man just die like that? He has a pharmacy opposite the regional office of the Progressive People’s Party on Bolga Stadium Road,” another source said.
Nationwide, his shocked coworkers in pharmacy have voiced their disbelief. One of them claimed to have spoken to him just last night from her place of employment in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
Mercy Alagpulinsa, a crucial witness who was scheduled to testify in court against three hospital employees who were detained in connection with the medication thefts, inexplicably passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
Before her untimely death, Alagpulinsa reportedly told people that a Regional Directorate Administrator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), whose wife is one of the three accused, had asked to meet with her.
The Administrator indicated that he had hired a lawyer for his accused wife and that he would want to train her on what to say to the lawyer, according to the persons who cited her.
She allegedly continued by saying that the Administrator had also asked her to appear in court as a witness for his wife.
According to Media Without Borders Alagpulinsa was aware of the administrator’s wife’s involvement in the drug thefts and knew that she had expressed her great unhappiness with the thefts.
According to the sources, Alagpulinsa met with the administrator; they speculate that she could have denied the administrator’s request, which would explain why she wasn’t immediately removed because of the information she knew.
The person who was with Alagpulinsa when she passed away, her closest friend, recalled that Alagpulinsa had visited the Administrator just before she passed away.
She reportedly left at 1:00 p.m. complaining of extreme stomach discomfort, sweating, and vomiting, according to the source.
The source said that every puke had foam.
Alagpulinsa passed away in the hospital when four months pregnant, according to hospital health officials.
And they said there was no connection between her passing and the pregnancy.
Less than twenty-four hours after her death, Alagpulinsa was laid to rest.
Her bones will be exhumed by the Upper East Regional Police Command so that the reason of her demise may be determined.
In addition to serving as the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Government Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), Samuel Amoateng Saffoh oversaw the pharmacy division of the Upper East Regional Hospital.