belonging to Arua Regional referral hospital has gone missing from the hospital
parking yard. The hospital authorities
realised that the Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance registration number UG 6812M
was missing on Monday when Arua Resident City Commissioner, Martin Oroch
requested for it to transport two injured URA enforcement officers for
emergency treatment following a mob attack.
The Health Ministry donated the missing ambulance valued at
Shillings 300milion to Arua Regional Referral Hospital last year. According to
available information, the driver packed the ambulance in the hospital yard on
Saturday and left the keys behind.
Dr. Gilbert Aniku, the Deputy Director Arua Regional
Referral Hospital has confirmed the disappearance of the Ambulance but declined
to divulge details.
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Three Security Guards who were on duty at the hospital over
the weekend are locked up at Arua Central Police Station in connection to the
disappearance of the Ambulance.
Enoch Odong, the Officer in Charge of the
Criminal Investigations Department at Arua Central Police Station, says they
have registered a case of theft to the hospital ambulance and arrest of the
Martin Oroch, the Arua Resident City Commissioner, says that
they have instituted a search for the missing ambulance. He has appealed to the
public to help security recover the ambulance.
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In February last year, an Autoclave machine and assorted
tool kits worth Shillings 500 million that had disappeared from Arua hospital were
recovered from Nebbi district. Eight
Senior Staff at the hospital were arrested in connection to the disappearance of equipment and supplies from the hospital.
Similarly, in 2017, the Assistant Procurement Officer and
driver at Arua hospital were also arrested and detained in connection to the
disappearance of another Autoclave machine at the hospital. In 2008, two
microscopes were discovered missing from the central laboratory.