Mozambique: Five Arrested for Theft of Hospital Equipment

Prosecutors in the central province of Sofala have ordered the arrest of five health officials in connection with the theft of medical equipment donated in February 2015 by the Rotary Club of Australia to Beira Central Hospital. Those detained include officials from the Beira hospital and from the Sofala Provincial Health Directorate.

Some of the stolen equipment was found at the “Sorridente” private clinic in Beira. The Sofala Provincial Attorney’s office also ordered the seizure of the surgical beds and other material found at this clinic. The search will be extended to other Beira private clinics where it is believed that the equipment donated by the Rotary Club was diverted.

Source: All Africa