HIV testing kit

Labaratory assistant arrested for failure to account for missing HIV testing kits

Remmy Yesiime, a laboratory assistant attached to Kabira health center III in Mitooma district is in trouble for alleged theft of HIV testing kits.

Yesiime was picked up on Monday following an impromptu inspection conducted by Emmy Ngabirano, the Mitooma Resident District Commissioner in response to complaints by residents.

According to Ngabirano, during the inspection, Yesiime failed to account for more than 500 HIV testing kits delivered to the facility. He explained that the number of people tested at the facility is far less to the missing kits.

Yesiimye acknowledge the disappearance of the HIV testing kits but denied knowledge of how they left the facility. He was locked up at Mitooma Central Police Station pending investigations into the matter.

Henry Mugarura, the Mitooma District Police Commander, says Yesiimye is being held misuse of office and theft of government properties under SD Reference number 05/19/06/2017.

Emmy Ngabirano, the Mitooma Resident District Commissioner, says they are determined to get rid of health workers misusing their positions at the expense of residents.