Oxygen concentrator goes missing from Kihihi HC IV, 3 staff members arrested


NEWS– Authorities in Kanungu District have arrested three Medics attached to Kihiihi health center IV following the disappearance of a Ugx 4.5M oxygen concentrator.

The Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner Gad Rugaju identifies the suspects as Abampurira Gildo, Saturday Justina, Owamani Elijah all staff at Kihihi Health center IV.

Rugaju says the concentrator which was the only one at Kihiihi Health center 4 went missing on 07/07/2022 but the matter was reported to the authorities 10 days later on 17/17/2022.

The three staff members are being questioned on how the machines’ disappearance was not reported immediately.

Oxygen concentrators take in air from the room and filter out nitrogen. The process provides the higher amounts of oxygen needed for oxygen therapy needed by seriously ill patients.  

Rugaju says Investigations are still going on and more suspects are to be picked for questioning.