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Two medics arrested over stealing drugs

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Two medical workers from Awach health center IV in Awach Sub county Gulu district have been arrested over stealing drug

These medical workers identified as Not Odongo and Jacob Bongomin who are both attached to Awach heath centre medical facility were arrested by the local council one security after being tipped by the concerned residents when they were sneaking out drugs (six Boxes ) worth Shs1 million.

After their arrest, the two claimed that they were transporting the drug from Pukony health centre II to Lapeta health centre II were they said there was a stock out of the drug but before they could reach the destination they were intercepted and stopped by the in charge of Lapeta health centre II who says she has no knowledge about the transportation of the drug to Lapeta and besides the heath centre is still having enough drugs in store .

Emmanuel Mafundo the Gulu district Police Commander says as police their inquiries are still ongoing on the two suspects and the exhibition has been recovered under the SRR No 02\2019
He commended the residents and community of the area for being vigilant enough while encouraging the larger community to emulate the same character since theft of drugs has been challenging in health sector .

The area drug inspector Gulu Mr Michael Chankara revealed that the drugs are always supplied on monthly basis in every heath centre and there is no complain that they received drug stock out in any facility.

Yoweri Diba the acting District Health Officer Gulu, revealed that as the district they have evidence that leads to the arrest and above all both suspects and their relatives have not approached them to confess what exactly happened as that alone confirms the two to be the key suspect in to the matter .He warned in-charges at various health facilities to learn a lesson from those arrested .

Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo the Resident District Commissioner Gulu urged the medical worker to desist from such unethical acts saying that whoever will be caught risks losing his or her Job.

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