WAKISO – The State House Health Monitoring Unit has scaled up and intensified its operations in wakiso district in a clean up exercise bubbed “Ensuring Compliance to Medical & NDA Regulations”
The pacification exercise comes amidst reports of increasing numbers of imposters masquerading as doctors, clinical officers, enrolled nurses and midwifes while operating drug shops licensed by National Drug Authority as Class C, majority of whom with questionable papers and licences.
While in Kasangati town, Gayaza and Luteete areas, Sister Florence Awati and Sister Grace Edyegu on different occasions interchangeably disguised as severely ill patients in order to catch their victims live in action.
Some of the drug shops that received thorough warnings and cautions included ; T & T Drug Centre in Luteete, Rhyan Drug Shop, Tendo Drug Store in Wampewo, Marian Drug Shop, J.C Drug Shop and Set Free Drug Shop in Gayaza.
Others include Nu Drug Store in Gayaza and KK Denzo Drug Shop in Gayaza
The team briefly detained a ONE Rose Nakawunde of T & T Drug Centre at Kasangati Police Station for her arrogance and failure to cooperate and to produce proper appropriate documentations for her drug shop as well as practitioners license.
dr jackson ojera abusu, the director health monitoring unit urged all students wishing to join the health professional fields to make sure that they go and study from registered schools which are recognized with proper addresses in order to avoid endangering the lives of patients.
Dr Ojera further cautioned all drug shops to stick and adhere to the standards and regulations as stipulated by the national drug authority act and also to employ duly qualified health workers that are recognized as permitted by law to practice midwifery but not employing nursing aids with questionable papers to manage the drug shops.
The team comprises of medical doctors, pharmacists, public health & health system specialists, auditors, lawyers, policy analysts, communications and ICT officers as well as administrative and technical support staff.
The multidisciplinary Nature of HMU is considerably further enhanced by the attachment of Senior Investigative Officers (CIDs) from the Uganda Police Force.