All is not well for a Doctor at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo who is in hot soup for allegedly stealing drugs worth $110 from the hospital theater while on duty.

Emmanuel Mucheni (33) yesterday appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Jeconiah Ncube facing a charge of theft.

Prosecuting, Mr Leonard Chile said Mucheni and a nurse, Ms Nothabo Nkomo (36), were on duty when the doctor stole the drugs from the medical institution’s theatre where surgeons carry out medical operations.

“On 4 April this year at around 7.30PM, Ms Nkomo and Mucheni were on duty at the hospital’s theatre. At around 12.01AM Ms Nkomo proceeded to the anaesthetist room and found the cupboard open with 23 Pethidines and 10 Fentanyl of 100mg drugs missing.

“Ms Nkomo immediately advised the sister-in-charge who led in investigating the matter by letting the loss control officer who was on duty to search the doctor who had left a few minutes earlier,” said the prosecutor.

The court heard that Muchena was found with the missing 13 Pethidines and five Fentanyls leading to his arrest.

 Muchena pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody on $100 bail to Friday for provision of a trial date…..chronicle