Health Center Closed Over Clinical Officer's Drunkenness

hospital geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The health facility was closed today, recipe Wednesday morning, in a one week operation on clinic and drug shop health standards in Kasese municipality carried out by the district health officer Dr. Peter Mukobi and Kasese municipal health team.

John Ateenyi Kabagambe, the clinical officer at Equator Medicare Centre was found intoxicated and the district health officer hence ordered for an immediate closure of the health facility leaving the patients stranded.

“The health facility was using unqualified nurses and its medical laboratory was not equipped with laboratory chemicals. Even the reagents it was using were expired and putting patients lives at stake,” Dr.Mukobi observed.


Dr. Mukobi also explained that Equator Medicare centre was unhygienic and it does not qualify to admit patients and offering laboratory services since it has no laboratory equipment.

By the time Chimp Corps visited the health center, the laboratory technician who was identified as Antonio Bwambale was on the run and the laboratory microscope was confiscated by the health team to allow the Laboratory technician to hand himself over to Kasese central police station.

The Kasese municipal health officer, Ms Gloria Kyomuhangi, observed that majority of the drug shops and clinics in Kasese municipality are still selling expired drugs, lack operational licenses and using unqualified medical personnel.

“All such drug shops and clinics have been given an ultimatum of two days to provide all the required documents and meeting the required health standards to operate their drug shops lest they face closure,” Kyomuhangi said.

She warned that the Kasese municipal health department will close all health facilities and drug shops which will not meet the required items within the ongoing operations.

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