Police nets three staff members over hospital machine theft.

Police in Jinja has arrested three hospital staff members allegedly stole hospital CD4 count machine from Jinja main hospital.

The Hospital administrator, Dr Edward Nkurunziza confirmed on Monday that the two-year-old machine used to measure the immunity of a person, especially those living with HIV, disappeared from the Hospital in late August,

He said: “There was no sign of a break-in on the laboratory door. However, when we opened it the following day, it was missing.”
“We reported to Police which commenced investigations, interviewed a number of staff and three have so far been arrested,” he added.

The Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson, Diana Nandaula, confirmed the arrest and informed that investigations are still underway adding that they cannot disclose their names since they have not yet concluded with the investigations.

The disappearance of the machine, Dr Nkurunziza says, has greatly affected service delivery because it has only left one at Nalufenya Children’s Ward.

Dr. Nkurunziza urged finance ministry to increase on the hospital’s funding so that they can strengthen security and plant CCTV Cameras around the fence.

Patients remained confused and stack on what they will do in case they want to test for their viral load.