Woman Dies After Being Injected With Expired Drugs

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It is alleged that Hassan Kakongo bought expired Megometic drug from St Peter’s Drug shop which he used to inject the deceased to control bleeding shortly after giving birth the home of Aisha Nafuna, a traditional birth attendant.

Bugiri police is hunting for two suspects in connection to the death of Zidah Namakyika after she was injected with an expired drug. They are Hassan Kakongo and Baker Isabirye, both residents of Muterere West Village in Muterere Sub County.

It is alleged that Hassan Kakongo bought expired Megometic drug from St Peter’s Drug shop which he used to inject the deceased to control bleeding shortly after giving birth the the home of Aisha Nafuna, a traditional birth attendant. St. Peter’s Drug belongs to Baker Isabirye.

Farouk Okiror, the LC I chairman Muterere West Village says that after giving birth Namakyika returned home and complained of constant bleeding forcing her husband Kakongo to rush to the nearest drug shop to buy the medicine he used to inject her.
 
He says that Namakyika died after about ten minutes. Kakongo fled into hiding after discovering that her wife has died. Doctor Stephen Kirya, Bugiri District Health Officer says that the drug could have been expired. Kirya urges all residents to desist from self medication and refer their cases to trained health officers.
 
 Zaidi Mwondha, the Eastern region drug inspector says that they have handled over the case to police for investigations. He says that Bugiri is one of the districts with fake drugs which endanger the lives of residents.
 
He says that their efforts to close down illegal drug shops and get rid of fake distributors have been ruined by people buying the drugs. David Opio, Bugiri Criminal Investigations Officer says information on the bottle of the drug used to inject the deceased expired in August last year.
 
 
He says that the suspects will be charged with murder once arrested.