Doctor In Trouble for Recruiting Unqualified Wife

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Guster Ssentumbwe the in charge Kakigando Health center II in Kijumba is accused of recruiting his senior four drop out wife identified as Juliet Nakanwagi to dispensing and administer drugs at the facility. Sentumwe is currently on the run.

Authorities in Mubende District are searching for a medical officer who recruited his unqualified wife to administer treatment to patients.
 
Guster Ssentumbwe the in charge Kakigando Health center II in Kijumba is accused of recruiting his senior four drop out wife identified as Juliet Nakanwagi to dispensing and administer drugs at the facility. Sentumwe is currently on the run.
 
His wife, Juliet Nakanwagi was netted last evening while dispensing drugs to a Malaria patient identified as Sarah Turinawe.The suspect had given the patient Fansidar and paracetamol Tablets without prescription.
 
It is suspected that Nakanwagi has been on the job for quite some time despite her ignorance on medical issues.
 
It is alleged that one of the health workers at the facility tipped the facility management committee members who called for police intervention in ejecting the unqualified personnel among their staff. She was arrested and handed to police at Kiyuni this morning.
 
On interrogation, the suspect says that her husband directed her to treat patients and dispense drugs in his absence despite lacking basic knowledge in medicine.
 
Serumaga Bazade the Kiyuni sub county local council three chairperson said they have been warning the in-charge at the facility to desist from deploying his untrained wife to dispense drugs in vain.
 
Serumaga now wants police to hold him liable and prosecute him for negligence of duty, disregarding the professional code of conduct of medical workers and being unethical.
 
Dr Wilson Mubiru the Mubende district health officer-DHO strongly condemns the act and wants the law to take its course.
 
When contacted Ssentumbwe, declined to comment on the matter.
 
By Press time, Sentumbwe was yet to surface but the wife is still detained at kiyuni police post awaiting transfer to Mubende police headquarters.