Clinics defy closure order, operate illegally

Following last week’s supervision and monitoring that left more than 10 clinics and drug shops closed in Kasese Town, some clinics have reopened without clearance.
A number of clinics were found without a licence and operating an in-patient department instead of a day care centre.

Some clinics that were closed and their licences withdrawn for operating illegally are now operating under cover during the day and fully operational at night.

The District Health Officer, Dr Peter Mukobi, said he will take to court anyone found operating without minimum required health standards in the district.

“Medicine is the most abused profession and yet it is the key to human life. We have decided to swing into action in order to minimise the vice,” Mr Mukobi said.

The medical and health monitoring and Inspection team comprised of medical personnel, health and drug inspectors, police and municipal law enforcement officers led by Dr Mukobi has been on operation aimed at closing down all illegal clinics and drug shops in Kasese Town.

The operation
A total of 10 clinics and drug shops have been closed, one license withdrawn and one health officer arrested as the operation continues to roll out.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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