The Health Committee of parliament that is in the western region to assess the situation of health facilities made an impromptu visit at Kigorobya Health Center IV today and discovered that drugs are being kept in the mortuary at the facility.
According to reports from the hospital administrators, the health facility has for long been faced with a shortage of drugs and other medical supplies which include x-ray films, surgical and examination gloves and detergents due to under-supply by the National Medical Stores- NMS.
Justus Timbigamba, the In charge of Kyangwali Health Centre III told Uganda Radio Network that their biggest problem is drug shortages. He says the drugs they receive are inadequate given the high number of patients they attend to on a daily basis.
Samuel Nsubuga, the Kyamuswa Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says currently medical workers and patients share a two stance pit latrine while others use the bush to answer natures call.
Samuel Kyambadde, an activist under Kalangala Human Rights Defenders, says they have reported 29 cases of domestic violence directed at men on different landing sites in Mugoye Sub County but none has been investigated by police.
Oyowesigire says that Doralys was later subjected to a thorough body check the Aviation Police and the Uganda Revenue Authority, officials. She was later found to have swallowed 114 pellets of Narcotics.
But during cross examination by Gerald Karuhanga, the PAC vice chairperson, NMS officials insisted that they have never received any funds despite receiving confirmation from the Finance Ministry that the money was ready.
Parliament has tasked the Finance ministry to explain the current drug crisis experienced by the National Medical Stores NMS despite a 156-billion-Shilling loan approved by the Ninth Parliament. The money was part of a bigger 200-million-Dollar loan that parliament okayed from the Preferential Trade Area Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank.
Police in Kibaale have arrested a 27-year-old man for raping a woman who had come to buy soap from his shop. Police believe the increase in rape cases in the district is due to drug abuse that has become rampant. The victim was a breastfeeding mother.
The resident of Kekuubo cell, Nyabikoni ward, Central Division was arrested on Friday, August 17th. Arresting officers described him as a renowned drug dealer who has for years extended his business from Mbarara to Kampala and even across the border into Rwanda.
The National Medical Stores (NMS) is being accused by health officials in Kabarole district of delivering drugs to health units that have not been requested for, causing shortage of essential drugs at health centres.