Police recover stolen hospital PCs

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Police recover stolen hospital PCs

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

The Zambian police have at least managed to recover some computers and accessories that were stolen from the country’s only cancer hospital.

The theft paralysed operations at the hospital, leaving patients at the brink of death as they could not be attended to by doctors.

The thieves broke into the hospital last week stealing computers, computer controlling towers and keyboards used in the diagnosis of cancer in patients.

However, the police have managed to recover some of the stolen devices, which are now being quickly reinstalled at the hospital in order to save lives.

The Ministry of Health said cancer patients who are still undergoing treatment should not lose hope as everything will soon get back to normal after a few stolen devices were recovered by police and more than four suspects arrested.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr. Kamoto Mbewe said: “So far only five monitors, three computer controlling towers and two keyboards have been recovered.” 

Mbewe said some of the devices not recovered include three computer keyboards and accessories, in addition to cables that were extensively vandalised.

Mbewe said the cables that connect the CT scan were damaged and in the process the dongle, which has the licence for the software, is still missing. Mbewe said this means that it may take quite some time to restore CT scan services.



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