BY OKOODO DEO
Police in the south western region have arrested several medical workers who were found using wrong methods in offering health services in illegal medical clinics and laboratories.
Life guard condom boxes and monocular microscopes are some of the gadgets found in the clinics being used to store vacutainer bottles containing peoples blood samples and performing micro scopic tests respectively.
Dr. Nahanga Samuel Kajooga the Allied health professiona’s council regional suppervisor says monocular mocroscopes are ineffective and they were prohibited by the ministry of health in performing tests on humans . Speaking to Press Nahanga added that such machines are now limited to carry out simple tests on plants (Byte———
He said this during an operation launched by Allied health professionls’ council to curb out unlicenced and unregisred health workers, Laboratories as well as clinics following public out cry of mushrooming medical clinis in the region hence rendering government health centers become inactive ( Bytes—concerned resident)
Safari Mugyenyi the mayor Sanga town council said blamed government for failure to run its health centers properly a reason he said force people to opt for private clinics and end up getting services from unqualified health workers (Byte ….
Most of the private clinics visited were found using unqualified people to dispense health services to patients besides dsiplying drugs which is contrary to ministry of health regulations.
In 2008 the ministry of Health issued a directive stopping the display of drugs in all clinics and hospitals in order to protect them from getting exposed to heat and light which reduces thier effectiveness.