A 27 year old man identified as Blessings Nsiku of Angilesi Village under Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikwawa district has been arrested for being found with medical drugs illegally.
Chileka Police Publist, Grace Mwale confirmed that the suspect is working as a Medical Assistant at Lilangwe Health Centre and was found with the drugs which were stolen from the centre.
According to Grace, the suspect was arrested at Lunzu road block when he was heading to Zomba to sell the said drugs to a private healthy facility.
“We arrested the suspect at Lunzu road block when he was going to Zomba to sell the drugs. After making making some inquiries, he admitted that the drugs were going to Chinamwali Private Hospital to be sold,” she affirmed.
She further said its sad to see workers stealing drugs from health facilities and sell them to private hospital, a situation which worries the government considering that thes actions causes more harm to the patients when there are no drugs at the facility.
Meanwhile police are calling upon all Malawians to work hand in hand with the government to combat such issues of stealing drugs in hospitals.