By Twesigye Aggrey
Authorities at Mbarara regional referral hospital have Today (Tuesday) arrested a man who masqueraded as a medic at the facility.
Halson Kagure the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital public Relations Officer confirmed the incident and identified the Suspect as Joshua Mugabe ,the Proprietor of Hosmat Medical Clinic in Nyakyera Ntungamo district.
Kagure confined to this reporter that the Suspect was dressed in an unclear white clinical coat without his name written on it.
He says upon interrogation by the authorities at the facility he confessed that he had escorted a patient he reffered to Mbarara regional referral hospital for further treatment from his clinic In Ntungamo .
“You can imagine a health worker escorting the referred patient up to his/her next referral where that patient should get further treatment” Kagure explained.
The Hospital public relations Officer adds that when the Suspect reached at the hospital’s emergency ward he tried to snatch a monitor which he was trying to transfer from one ward to another which is practically wrong as it can break along the way.
Kagure further adds that the hospital has in the past battled people who con patients at the facility in the name of Mbarara regional referral hospital.
He adds that the Suspect has now been handed over to Mbarara Central Police Station for further management