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Thugs Break into Ibuje Health Center III in Apac District

Geoffrey Anyac, the in charge Ibuje Health Center III says the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the health facility was not guarded since the security guard was on a sick leave and no patient was admitted at the ward.

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Police in Apac district are investigating circumstances under which unknown thugs broke into a maternity ward at Ibuje Health Center III and made off with a number of hospital items.

Reports indicate that the thugs broke into the Health Center on Tuesday night  and stole six hospital beds, two temperature guns, a weighing scale and other valuable items.

The incident however comes barely a week after some residents whose identities remain unknown vandalized the metallic poles that were erected to fence the Health Center.

Geoffrey Anyac, the in charge Ibuje Health Center III says the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the health facility was not guarded since the security guard was on a sick leave and no patient was admitted at the ward. He said the health facility occupies a large area and also lacks security lights.

“The midwife in charge of the maternity and the guard reported to my office about the loss of some hospital items this morning. This was associated to some unknown men who came at night, found the guard away and made off with some equipment,” he said in an interview.

John Panya, the Chairman Health Unit Management Committee of the health facility told our reporter that they had already started the process of fencing the said health facility but their efforts was frustrated by vandalism of the fence and other equipments at the facility.

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The Officer in charge Ibuje Police Station, Christopher Ongu confirmed the incident saying two cases of theft of hospital equipments and malicious damage have been recorded by police. He said police has already launched serious investigation into the matter.

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