SUSPENDED: Government Bans Selmek Medical Service From Conducting Covid 19 Tests

A medic conducts a COVID 19 test on a patient. Selemek has been banned from conducting such tests PHOTO CREDIT /VISION GROUP


ENTEBBE, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA– President Museveni said when it comes to money, Ugandans can risk death.

But we shall say “some Ugandans” have mastered the antics of getting money at whatever cost, but thanks for the sharp eyes of authorities.

For several months many Ugandans intending to travel or apply for jobs have been getting fictitious Covid 19 results to the detriment of the fight against the pandemic.


Selmek Medical Services has come on the spot for such heinous acts.

Reports submitted to the Ministry of Health indicated how most of the Covid 19 results from this facility were fake.

Most of Ugandans who traveled with “negative” COVID19 abroad were found to be positive.

The reward for such action has been a suspension announced by Dr. Henry G Mwebesa, Director, Health Services.

Selmek henceforth that has minted money through issuance of fake results will no  longer be allowed to make any more Covid 19 results.

“Through reports from Entebbe International Airport and other laboratory results, MOH observed a high rate of fraudulent COVID-19 results associated with Selmek Medical Services.” Mwebesa noted.

To make matters worse, Selmek, according to Mwebesa was not among those health facilities accredited to offer these services.

Mwebesa also instructed all Covid 19 testing labs to cease receiving any samples from Selmek.

The Ministry of Health has so far accredited only 25 health facilities to receive samples and test for Covid 19.

Accredited laboratories in Uganda

  • Makerere Hospital
  • Rakai Health Sciences
  • Uganda Virus Research Institute
  • Mild May
  • Joint Clinical Research Center
  • Medi Pal
  • ANCA Biotech
  • Tororo
  • Fort Portal Regional Referrals
  • Mulago National Referrals
  • Text Xpress


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