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Two health workers arrested for selling COVID vaccination cards in Hoima

A Covid-19 vaccination card. Photo courtesy

A Covid-19 vaccination card. Photo courtesy

Two health workers attached to Butema health center III in Buhanika sub-county, Hoima district are in custody at Hoima central police station on allegations of selling genuine COVID-19 vaccination cards to non-vaccinated people.

Police picked up the unnamed suspects on Monday afternoon. Police alleges that the suspects connived with a cleaner at Butema health center identified as Ivan Bigirwa to sell COVID-19 vaccination cards to various people in Hoima city and the district. Bigirwa was arrested red-handed on Sunday afternoon while selling the cards at Hoima Boma grounds in Hoima city. 

Police whisked him to Hoima central police station where he is locked up. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says that police summoned the two health workers to record statements about how the cleaner secured stamped COVID-19 vaccination cards from the health facility without their consent.

According to Hakiza, preliminary police investigations indicate that the health workers connived with the cleaner to sell the cards at between Shs 50,000 and Shs 100,000 each. Hakiza says they are currently hunting for other staff attached to the same health facility who were summoned to record statements in vain. 

According to Hakiza, they are also investigating other staff at Hoima Regional Referral hospital believed to be part of the racket.

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0 #1 Mubiru 2022-01-06 03:49
Thieves have all types of "brains " to steal public funds by "inventing" printing such documents at inflated costs and pocket millions of enjawulo.

Its also business at Nasser Road where all fake documents including your ridiculous vaccine certificates are reproduced at millions for the fraudsters.

Covid is all over the world but its only in Uganda the land of thieves where you see such documents similar to Land Titles. No wonder thieves are taking advantage to sell them
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