Police in Gulu are investigating the circumstances under which a primary four school dropout was employed to treat patients at Patiko Health Centre III, located about 20 kilometres north of Gulu town.
The matter was brought to the attention of the police by patients who complained about the conduct of the new recruit.
The Primary Four school drop out turned "medic" has been identified as Francis Ocira.
Simon Larok, the Patiko LC3 chairperson says the boy was arrested but released on police bond. Larok claims that Ocira, dropped out of school and has had no basic training to in any form of medical care.
//Cue in: iUnprofessional untrained#i
Cue out: i#it is upon police.i//
The matter has been agravated by the fact that the designated officer in charge of the Health Unit has reportedly been away for months leaving the responsibility to a Nurse identified as Cecilia Ayot who declined to comment on the matter.
Dr Paul Onek, the Gulu District Health Officer, has said he is yet to get the report. But Uganda Radio Network has seen a copy of a letter written by Walter Ochora, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner asking him and the police to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, Johnson Kilama, the northern region police spokesperson, says police are already investigating the allegation and would press or withdraw charges against the accused once the inquiry is complete.