Soroti Hospital Locks Out Medical Student over Bribery Allegation

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has vowed to block the medical student arrested over soliciting money from patients from continuing his practice in the hospital. 

The male, 3rd year student at Soroti University was nabbed on 2nd January 2023 soliciting money from the diabetes clinic held once a week to test, screen and treat for diabetes.

Buinza Twaha, the District Police Commander Soroti Central Police station yesterday confirmed the student’s arrest over alleged soliciting of bribes from patients in the hospital. 

Twaha told our reporter that they are still carrying out investigations before they can prefer charges against the student doctor accused of picking money from patients.

Benzy Omoya, the Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Principal Administrator while speaking to our reporter vowed not allow the said to return to practice at Soroti hospital.

Omoya has promised to take up the matter with Soroti University administration to ensure student is not brought back to Soroti hospital for clinical practice.

He has also consequently sounded a warning to other medical workers to desist from soliciting money from patients saying they are determined to fight corrupt tendencies exhibited by others still at large.

Omoya disclosed that after searching the intern doctor’s pockets a total of UGX 148,000 he had collected in a space of one hour was recovered.

Some patients who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity said that some of them paid UGX 10,000 each that the intern doctor claimed the money was for carrying routine review tests that are done once every week.        

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