A 33 year skilled man has been slapped with a K100, 000.00 fine or in default forward a sentence of two year Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for being form in a mould in possession of medical drugs and therapeutic supplies.
The man, identified as Rightwell Chabwera, who hails from Chevalizi Village in the circuit of Senior Chief Kanyenda in Nkhotakota was in addition charged with an offence of practicing for the re~on that a medical practitioner without registration.
Chabwera appeared near the front of Nkhunga First Grade Magistrate Court in Nkhotakota without ceasing Wednesday 27th January, 2016 following his catch by Police Officers from Nkhunga Police Station had without interrupti~ Monday 25th January, 2016.
He pleaded guilty to all the two counts.
Being establish in possession of medical drugs and medicinal supplies is illegal and contrary to portion 35(1)(a) of the Pharmacy, Medicine and Poisons Board Act and Practicing in the same proportion that a medical practitioner without registration is opposite to section 59 (1)(a) of the Medical Practitioner and Dentists Act.
Police Prosecutor Sub-Inspector Sam Chinkombero of Nkhunga Police Station told the court that a team of police detectives led through Detective Stephan Malinda arrested the strengthen after confiscating assorted medical drugs and supplies which were found in his furnish with a ~ at Chigunda area in the region of Senior Chief Kanyenda in Nkhotakota.
The prosecutor said the police had received a tip from subordinate part of the general public who had complained subsequent noticing that the man, who has none medical background, was administering medicine to head of the general public.
Some of the confisticated drugs that were in like manner exhibited in the court included tablets, capsules, gentamycine tubes, injections, bottles, bandages, miasm and HIV testing kits, surgical blades, fit to
mention a few.
Medical drugs and supplies, include panado, doxycycline, penicillin,quinine, flagyl and amoxylin.
The drugs are believed to be delivered of been stolen from government hospitals.
While exceeding the sentence, Magistrate Kingsley Buleya of Nkhunga FGM court declared the conduct of the convict was melancholy due to the fact that it placed lives of the indefinite public at risk.
He also celebrated that it is dangerous for a bet person to administer medicine and that Chabwera’s course of life is what has been fueling leakage of medicament and medical supplies at different hale condition facilities in the country leading to put ~s into shortages.
He therefore sentenced the male person to pay a fine of fifty thousand kwacha (K50, 000.00) for either count in default to two years IHL.
The disclosure comes weeks after Malawi President Peter Mutharika warned to match stealing of drugs in government hospitals.
He besides warned that anyone involved in unlicensed drug deals in public hospitals behest be fired.
In Ntchisi, the Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Peter Kanthemba, 31, to six years incarceration with hard labour for burglary and robbery.
Patrick Phambana, prosecuting, told the court be unconsumed Friday, that on the night of September 11 2015, Kanthemba broke into the store of Suzgo Chibwana at Bzyobzyo Village in the quarter where he stole seven bags of indian corn weighing 50 kilograms each, 30 weak sacks and one weighing scale, the whole of valued at K46 000.
Kanthemba, who comes from Mndaya Village, Traditional Authority Nthondo in the quarter, pleaded guilty to the charge of house-breaking and theft.
Second Grade Magistrate Young Ng’oma related he meted out the sentence to withhold would-be offenders.
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