A 46-year-old man is currently facing court trial in Chikwawa district for allegedly operating a private clinic without a licence.
The suspect, John Mathews was arrested on February 8th this year at Beleu Trading Centre in the district during a joint operation by police and Ministry of Health officials.
Chikwawa police Public Relation Officer, Andrew Mayawo told Nyasa Times that the operation was aimed at dealing with people who sell drugs or operate hospitals/clinics without licences.
During the arrest, Mathews was found with prescription medicine, hospital equipment and test kits.
He has since been charged with five counts by Chikwawa First Grade Magistrate Court namely operating a private clinic without licence, practicing as a medical doctor without being registered, practicing as a dentist without being registered, found in possession of property suspected to have been stolen and reckless and negligence contrary to Sections 17,35 and 49 punishable under Section 61 and 35(5) of Pharmacy, Medicine and Poisons Act.
Mathews hails from Beleu village in Traditional Authority Maseya area in the district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :