NBG officials arrested for diverting PHCU drugs to their private clinics
AUTHOR: Aquilina Adhel | PUBLISHED: July 25, 2022
Two health officials have been arraigned in court on corruption charges in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
The officials are accused of diverting drugs meant for Wut-Chum Primary Health Care Unit in Aweil South County.
They are said to have stacked their private clinics with medicines meant for the state-run health center.
Authorities have not mentioned the suspects by name. But the County Medical Director said the two were working at Wut-Chum Primary Health Care Unit.
Joseph Giir Ngor said the in-charge and the dispenser were arrested and taken to court on Friday after several consignment of drugs were found missing.
“We have arrested two of the health persons, they are to be taken to court for the first court hearing of case,”he said, adding that “what has happened has affected the community because the drugs we found at the in charge private clinic are for about 2 months. We followed them until we found out that he has been taking drugs to his clinic.”
The County is now looking for alternative means to supply the health care unit with drugs.