Drugs worth 500 million shillings were discovered in a Lock Up 147, Mbale taxi park. The operators of the Lock Up disguised as a general merchandise traders had a store in the backyard where they kept drugs.
The impounded drugs included unregistered medicines like Viagra and postinor not meant for our market but Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. Medicines meant for use in public health facilities in Uganda and Kenya GoU/GoK “Not For Sale” drugs.
Pilferage of medicines from public health facilities compromises the quality of health service delivery and denies patients their rights of accessing government drugs hence discrediting government programmes.
There were 4 arrests made and were taken Central Police Station Mbale. All the apprehended culprits will face the law under the provisions of the NDP/A act.