Gang arrested in Kuwait for tampering with expats’ blood

Employees at the center have been in the MoiI’s radar for the last four months. (Shutterstock)

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health, Dr. Majda Al Qattan, said on Friday that a group of people were arrested for tampering with expat blood tests at the foreign labor test center.

Earlier, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior (MoI) had urgently ordered for blood tests on four Egyptian nationals for Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Aids, reported the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The results showed that two individuals suffered from Hepatitis B and two others from Hepatitis C, said Qattan. Tests for Tuberculosis were negative, she added.

The employees in question have been reportedly altering blood test results by tampering with the samples when they were transported from the draw-room to the laboratory, said Qattan. 

According to Qattan, employees at the center have been in the MoI’s radar for the last four months. Investigations also found that a security guard and MoH inspector were involved.

The MoH will coordinate with the Foreign Ministry to prevent such forgery in the future, said the undersecretary.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50