Those arrested are Lawrence Ddumba, a drug store Keeper at Bukuya Health Centre IV, Betinah Nalukwago and Gideon Muwanguzi who are employees at the private Clinic where the medical supplies were recovered from. Their arrest followed a case reported by Jimmy Mugenyi, the Chairperson of the Bukuya Management Committee.
Kassanda RDC Ms Pheobe Namulindwa showing some of the recovered medical supplies at her office
have been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from Bukuya Health Centre in Kassanda
District. Those arrested are Lawrence Ddumba, a drug store Keeper at Bukuya
Health Centre IV, Betinah Nalukwago and Gideon Muwanguzi who are employees
at the private Clinic where the alleged stolen medical supplies were recovered
suspects are currently detained at Bukuya Police Station pending investigations
into the theft of government drugs. Their arrest followed a case reported
by Jimmy Mugenyi, the Chairperson of the Bukuya Management Committee.
alleged that while at Bukuya Health Centre III, Mugenyi witnessed Ddumba, a drug
store Keeper at the Health Center loading the drugs on a motorcycle.
in Bukuya said that they recovered medical supplies including HIV testing Kits
which was part of the batch of drugs that were delivered to Bukuya Health
Centre IV at the end of last month.
Resident District Commissioner, Phoebe Namulindwa said that she was contacted
by the management committee of the health facility about the misappropriation
of drugs and that she directed that the matter be reported to the Police.
followed up and directed to ensure that an operation is conducted to see to it
that people who are stealing government drugs are apprehended. I am glad to
announce that they swung into action after the committee chairperson trailed
them to where the drugs had been taken,” said Namulindwa.
Namulindwa, the drugs were stolen immediately after they delivered to the facility. She says that the batch numbers were recorded but the drugs were not put into the facility
but instead delivered to the private clinic in the same area.
observed that there is negligence in most health centres because people have
been reporting these cases.
“And I promised that we shall work to ensure that
people get the services they deserve because all the government employees are
paid to deliver a service.” she said.