The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) have dismissed allegations that are putting up for sale human parts.
The allegations were made by a made in a video, claiming that the officials at the Ridge Hospital were the biggest culprits.
He claimed that the activity was targeted at Muslims.
But officials at the Directorate have described these claims as untrue and distateful.
They dismissed these claims when they paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam at his residence on Wednesday.
Addressing the Chief Imam, Greater Accra Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Charity Sarpong, said that the allegations had no iota of truth.
She said that the profession does not give them room to be discriminatory as people of various backgrounds were practitioners.
“The issues he put across were not true and he tried to create separation, fear, and panic within a certain section of the community. There is no iota of truth in them. As a health sector, we make sure that we provide quality health care to anybody who comes, irrespective of your religious background, race and social standing,” she said.
She appealed to the Chief Imam to reach out to the Muslim community to help restore confidence in the health sector.
“We want to say that nobody should come to the hospital fearing for their lives. You are coming to the hospital to be healed and not to be killed. I believe that every human life is important. We have gone into a profession where we have sworn an oath to care for the sick; not for a particular group,” she stated.
The Chief Imam, responding to the matter, said that it would be an error on their part to make conclusions and take actions based on the allegations that were made against the hospital.
He said that the Holy Quaran had already prescribed how such matters should be handled.
“If a mischievous person comes to you with any information, seek an explanation that will lead you to the authentication of the information before you act. Therefore, we do not work with what somebody says just like that. We will apply God’s own commandment in dealing with some of these things to know whether they are false or true,” he said.
He lauded the health officials for the manner in which they have dealt with the matter and prayed for God’s support for them.