Police Summon Butema Health Centre III Staff over Sale of Vaccination Cards

By George Tinka
Police in Hoima has summoned all the staff at Butema Health Center III over the sale of Covid-19 vaccination cards to unvaccinated persons belonging to the facility.

The summons follow the arrest of one Ivan Bigirwa, a cleaner attached to Butema Health Center III in Buhanika Sub County who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly selling COVID-19 vaccination cards to unvaccinated persons.
The suspect was nabbed while allegedly executing the dubious business at Hoima Boma grounds in Hoima city.
It is alleged that the suspect connived with the Health Center III staff who issued the stamped COVID-19 vaccination cards to him to go and sell.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says Bigirwa was arrested after a tip-off by a concerned citizen.
He was selling the cards at between 50,000 and 100,000 shillings to his clients who always meet him at Hoima Boma grounds where he transacts his business.
Hakiza says currently, they have summoned all staff to come and record statements at Hoima central police station.
According to Hakiza, they are also investigating several staff at Hoima Regional Referral hospital who are also believed to have for long been conniving with the same arrested suspect to sell COVID-19 vaccination cards to unvaccinated people.

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