NDC MP For Talensi Donates “Fake” Infrared Thermometers To Health Facilities

fake infrared thermometers

The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Talensi, Mr Benson Tongo Baba has been accused of presenting fake Infrared Thermometers to some health facilities.

The thermometers which were donated to help in the fight against COVID-19 in the constituency were rather derailing the process.

The situation health professionals in the area say exposed them to the disease since suspected cases were able to slip through as the equipment could not give accurate temperature readings.

This came to light when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Talensi constituency, Thomas Duanab Wuni visited some facilities to donate towards the fight against COVID-19.

They told Mr Duanab that since they took delivery of the thermometers, they were unable to detect suspected cases among patients that visited the facility because the temperature readings were faulty.

Mr Duanab who was not happy with the turn of events directed those faulty infrared thermometers to by withdrawn.

“I have asked all the physician assistants and other health workers in the district who have received these thermometers which are not working properly to return them back to the district health directorate. It is very dangerous if health workers use thermometers that give inaccurate reading or, otherwise, do not function at all”.

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