Police in Namutumba district have arrested a quack dentist.
Samuel Mpango, a self-proclaimed dentist in Iganga, Namutumba and Kibuku districts was arrested following a complaint by a patient who sought treatment from him.
The patient whose names have been withheld says that she went to one of Mpango's clinics located in Magada sub-county, Namutumba district to extract her tooth.
However, her condition worsened. “I sought medical attention from Mpango's clinic in Magada Sub County, after her gum bled. However, when the affected tooth was removed, my cheek kept on swelling but the Mpongo refused to tell me what the problem was,” she said.
Namutumba district health officials led by James Wabwire, together with police raided Mpango's clinic and tasked him to produce his academic qualifications and Ministry of Health license.
Wabwire says that the district had received numerous complaints against Mpango.
“Mpango is a tricky man who plays hard to get, for instance, when pressure is mounted on him in Namutumba, he runs to another district, however, this time around, the complaints about his incompetence as a health practitioner were too many and we had to arrest him immediately,” he said.
The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that the suspect will be charged with impersonation and operating illegal clinics.
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Mpango who is being interrogated at Busoga East Police Headquarters denies the allegations. He says that he is just a caretaker of the clinics and has never been a health practitioner.