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U/WR: No health hazard yet after consumption of expired cooking oil – NADMO

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Five days after the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) through the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, erroneously distributed some expired cooking oil to flood victims at Wa in the Upper West Region, none of the people who consumed the expired cooking oil has reported to any health facility in the Region of any complications.

According to NADMO, even though the expired gallons of the cooking oil were retrieved immediately from the victims, they have scouted all the health facilities in the Region to ascertain whether someone has reported with any complications relating to the consumption of the expired oil.

NADMO admitted it erroneously added some expired cooking oil to food items presented to flood victims in Wa on Saturday by the Vice President.

NADMO has assured that it will seek proper medical treatments for residents who consumed the expired cooking oil.

NADMO said it has not heard of any complaints from the residents after the consumption of the expired cooking oil but it will moved to these communities and conduct search on who have consume the oil to ascertain their health status.

Speaking in an interview with PrimeNewsGhana on Thursday, the Director of Communications at NADMO, George Ayisi, said “we have been to the hospitals in Wa and the medical facilities have not given any indication”.

He said “we have asked them [NADMO and hospitals official] to continue monitoring from the hospitals to see whether there would be a reported case from the consumption of the cooking oil”.

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