Kasese Police impound drugs
Tuesday, 21st June, 2011
By JOHN NZINJAH
New Vision Newspaper
Security officers in Kasese have intercepted a consignment of suspected stolen medical drugs and other items at Bwera Hospital.
The drugs were hidden under a heap of expired drugs in the hospital kitchen. Bwera is the only Government hospital in Kasese.
The resident district commissioner, Capt. James Mwesigye, the district Police commander, Paul Mumbogwe, and the crime intelligence officer, Robert Muhenda, carried out the operation after a tip-off.
The drugs recovered were sodium chloride, glucose intravenous, lumaterm, ferrous sulphate, chloromphenicol sodium and antiretroviral drugs.
The other items were condoms, laboratory equipment, a water filter, a weighing scale, a water tank, a blood pressure machine, a generator, office telephones and gauze.
Acting medical superintendent Dr. Jonathan Sekito, who said he had spent one day in the office, promised to help the Police with the investigations.
Senior nursing officer Faith Kitsumbire said the expired drugs were kept in the kitchen due to lack of space. She, however, said she was not aware of the non-expired medicines in the kitchen.