THE chief magistrateâ€™s court in Jinja has charged a man with carrying out surgery without the relevant qualifications and causing.Israel Kadhumbula, 57, a resident of Namagera, Butagaya sub-county, denied the charges before Chief Magistrate John Kaggwa.
Prosecution said Kadhumbula, the director of Tusubira Health and Research Foundation in Namagera, on April 28 carried out surgery on Patrice Waiswa, 82 who was reportedly rushed to Kadhumbulaâ€™s clinic with hernia complications.
The suspect, commonly referred to as â€˜Doctorâ€™, was arrested on Thursday last week by the police after relatives of the deceased reported the matter.
After his arrest, the police recovered a kitchen knife which was allegedly used by Kadhumbula to carry out surgical operations.
The officer in charge of criminal investigations at the Jinja central police station, Ivan Bruno Kimalyo, said following his arrest, eight other residents also lodged complaints, claiming their relatives had died after undergoing surgery at Kadhumbulaâ€™s clinic.
Kimalyo said Kadhumbula had always claimed to have a degree in surgery from Belgium but when the police interrogated him, he confessed that he did not have it. He instead claimed that he possessed a certificate from the Ministry of Internal affairs, which authorised him to carry out his duties.
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