Seven held for operating without medical authorisation in Kibaale

Police in Kibaale District have in detention seven people for practicing without authorisation from the Allied Health Professionals’ Council.

The suspects include Naboth Musinguzi operating Modern Drug Shop at Rwebisarale, Paruku Bwambale and Edith Kengonzi operating Kijungu Clinic in Bubango sub-county, and Asaba Tumuhaise of Ahumuza Clinic in Karuguuza town council.

Others are Ronald Mushabe and Monica Aheebwa of Supreme Clinic and Simon Bwambale of Ikongo Clinic at Kabasekende trading centre.

The culprits were apprehended in an operation mounted by the Allied Health Professionals’ Council to crackdown on illegal health practitioners in different sub-counties of the district.

Mushabe and Aheebwa of Supreme Clinic, and Simon Bwambale of Ikongo Clinic were first interrogated for running health installations illegally before they were handed to police for legal management.

Audio: Suspects being interrogated (English, Runyankole/Rukiga)

Mr Peter Nyamutale, the Deputy Registrar of the Allied Health Professionals’ Council and Mr Michael Mubiru Kayizi, the Quality Assurance Manager, said that such operations will be rolled out to other areas to clampdown on impersonators adding that government will not allow the public to be exposed to quack medical personnel.

The officials said that the operation followed people’s complaints that there were some people offering health services without any qualifications in the area.

Audio: Nyamutale & Kayizi on quack health workers (Runyoro/Rutooro & Luganda)

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