A 33 year mean man has been slapped with a K100, 000.00 fine or in default handle a sentence of two year Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for being base in possession of medical drugs and therapeutic supplies.
The man, identified as Rightwell Chabwera, who hails from Chevalizi Village in the superficies of Senior Chief Kanyenda in Nkhotakota was in like manner charged with an offence of practicing for example a medical practitioner without registration.
Chabwera appeared in the van of Nkhunga First Grade Magistrate Court in Nkhotakota attached Wednesday 27th January, 2016 following his take by Police Officers from Nkhunga Police Station had adhering Monday 25th January, 2016.
He pleaded criminal to all the two counts.
Being set up in possession of medical drugs and therapeutic supplies is illegal and contrary to portion 35(1)(a) of the Pharmacy, Medicine and Poisons Board Act and Practicing because a medical practitioner without registration is antagonistic 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 mankind after confiscating assorted medical drugs and stores which were found in his tribe at Chigunda area in the superficial contents of Senior Chief Kanyenda in Nkhotakota.
The plaintiff said the police had received a tip from part of the general public who had complained later noticing that the man, who has not at all medical background, was administering medicine to constituent of the general public.
Some of the confisticated drugs that were likewise exhibited in the court included tablets, capsules, gentamycine tubes, injections, bottles, bandages, noxious exhalation and HIV testing kits, surgical blades, due to
mention a few.
Medical drugs and supplies, include panado, doxycycline, penicillin,quinine, flagyl and amoxylin.
The drugs are believed to obtain been stolen from government hospitals.
While fleeting the sentence, Magistrate Kingsley Buleya of Nkhunga FGM court related the conduct of the convict was to be deplored due to the fact that it placed lives of the ill-defined public at risk.
He also famous that it is dangerous for a pasture person to administer medicine and that Chabwera’s manners is what has been fueling leakage of healing art and medical supplies at different freedom from disease facilities in the country leading to unsalable article shortages.
He therefore sentenced the subject to pay a fine of fifty myriad kwacha (K50, 000.00) for each count in default to two years IHL.
The development comes weeks after Malawi President Peter Mutharika warned fronting stealing of drugs in government hospitals.
He moreover warned that anyone involved in illegal drug deals in public hospitals command be fired.
In Ntchisi, the Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Peter Kanthemba, 31, to six years constraint with hard labour for burglary and peculation.
Patrick Phambana, prosecuting, told the court finally Friday, that on the night of September 11 2015, Kanthemba broke into the store of Suzgo Chibwana at Bzyobzyo Village in the region where he stole seven bags of indian corn weighing 50 kilograms each, 30 fall sacks and one weighing scale, completely 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 before-mentioned he meted out the sentence to discourage would-be offenders.
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