Mbarara Medics Arrested Faking HIV Results

A Kampala based HIV fighting NGO recently laid a trap in Mbrara distruict and working with the police, shop netted a number of quack medical practitioners involved majorly in issuing fake Hiv results.

The organization named HIV Termination Technology Survival for the Fit was able to trap 6 health centers in Mbarara who were faking people’s results.

The NGO team headed by Rtd. Maj. Rubaramira Ruranga was approved State House’s Health Monitoring and the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwara Kadaga to check the credibility of health workers in Mbarara district.

According to Mbarara Police’s OC CID Taban Chiriga, Dan Byakatonda a field manager at the NGO disguised himself as a client looking for favourable HIV results and was able to obtain from the clinics at the small fee without even undoing a test.

The culprits in custody include Michael Namanya, a 22year old a laboratory technician at Busingye Health Care Clinic and Laboratory Services in Kisenyi cell, Rita Ninsima 26, an enrolled nurse at MP pharmaceuticals, and one Mutabazi from Memorial Pharmaceuticals Limited.

From Ankole Pharmacy the authorities arrested Joseph Twinamatsiko and from Umque Drug Shop nurse Mastula Karemire 35 years while Priva Namanya was netted from Tania Medical Supplies and Services.

Taban said the group was arrested and later released on bond although the file was submitted to the state attorney for perusal before making a decision.

Taban warned the public to always mind about the health centers they usually visit for treatment and testing.


The cases were registered at Mbarara Central Police Station under SD 70/15/09/2016.

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