SELMEK Medical services suspended from COVID19 testing over fraudulent results

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KAMPALA– The Ministry of health has suspended SELMEK Medical Services from conducting COVID-19 testing at their facility.

Dr. Henry G Mwebesa, the Ministry of health Director General Services in a letter directed to the SELMEK Medical Services Executive Director dated 21st July 2021 accused the facility of fraudulent results.

According to Dr. Mwebesa, the Ministry of health through reports from Entebbe international airport and other laboratory results has observed a high rate  of fraudulent Covid-19 results for samples associated with SELMEK Medical Services. 

He stresses that SELMEK Medical Services is not officially accredited by the Ministry to offer COVID-19 testing services and sample collection.

Dr. Mwebesa instructed SELMEK Medical Services to immediately stop Covid19 testing. 

“With immediate effect you are instructed to stop Covid 19 testing services”, Mwebesa said.

The Ministry Director General Services also directed all Covid-19 testing laboratories in the country to shun receiving results from this health facility.

“All Covid 19  testing laboratories are hereby instructed to stop receiving results from your facility”, Dr. Mwebesa stressed.