Three medical workers attached to Nangongera health Centre IV and Tororo main hospital are being held by the police in Tororo for alleged theft of drugs.
Peter Opua, the senior principle stores assistant Tororo main hospital, the Nangongera Health Centre IV assistant inventory officer, Isaac Obbo and the senior Ambulance driver at Tororo main hospital Usain Ochwo were arrested on Tuesday.
Their arrest follows the theft of over 2000 Dexamethasone sodium phosphate from Tororo main hospital stores totaling to close to 34 million shillings
According to Rodgers Chebene, the District Police Commander, they got information from an informant who suspected that government drugs were being smuggled and taken to Obbo’s new residence in Bison B in Tororo municipality using the Tororo main hospital ambulance.
Suspects will be charged with unlawful possession of government drugs among others.