NamPol investigating stolen State medical supplies

23 Mar 2014 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 MAR (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is investigating persons suspected to have stolen medical supplies and other items belonging to State clinics and hospitals in Windhoek.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said during a media conference here on Sunday afternoon that the investigation was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), and NamPol took over as the ministry found it difficult to conduct the investigations.
He said a number of houses in Windhoek were searched by NamPol and interrogations have been conducted. Kanguatjivi did not say whether those questioned are employees of the ministry or not.
Nampa on Friday witnessed the police raid houses occupied by Cuban medical personnel in the Windhoek West residential area after a tip-off from members of the public that they were operating private clinics.
Several other houses occupied by medical personnel were searched for government supplies, after members of the public found a torn-open black plastic bag in a dust bin at the Windhoek Central Hospital's doctors’ flats with discarded medical supplies.
These medical supplies included syringes and equipment used for Pap smears with 2016 expiry dates.
Kanguatjivi could however not provide further details on the case, saying this could jeopardise the investigation.