Chiradzulu magistrates Court has on Tuesday given bail to Chiradzulu District Health Officer Dr. Gift Chinomba after earlier arresting him on suspicion he stole government medical drugs worth K10 million.
The court has slapped him with theft by public servant charge.
Chinomba is accused of approving procurement of medical drugs from Southern region Medical Stores in the months of February and March but the drugs never found its way to the hospital.
Three weeks ago, the police arrested the hospital’s pharmacy technician Isaac Bakali and driver Anderson Msuku in connection with the same K10 million medical drug theft.
Dr Chinomba becomes the first DHO, the most senior health personnel to be arrested in connection with the rampant drug theft.
It was not immediately known whether the government has interdicted him pending the court ruling or not.
His other two alleged accomplices are also on bail.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :