Health medics argued to stop the supply of yet to expire drugs

By UJK editorial

The National medical stores have been warned against supplying drugs that are nearer to expire if they are to have a health generation.

The call was made by the chairperson for the Parliamentary accounts committee Hon. Okumu Reagan while addressing a press conference at Viera Hotel in Hoima town shortly after a two days meeting with local governments from Fort portal Audit region.

Hon. Reagan said sometimes the National medical stores supplies drugs that are about to expire and some districts like Kagadi have failed to dispose off expired drugs that expired in 2012.

The woman MP for Kibaale District Hon. Kisembo Nowelina said Kibaale district has been ordered to again appear before the parliamentary accounts committee to explain why they have kept expired drugs for five years.

The MP for Busongora south Constituency in Kasese district who is also a member of the committee Hon. Mbaju Jackson Kathika said that Kagadi Hospital which has kept drugs for the last five years will be

The MP for Makindye East division Hon. Kasozi Ibrahim reports that medical workers in Kagadi might be selling those drugs to private clinics.

The current CAO for Kibaale district Mr. Nyakahuma John said they were bounced back because they don’t have adequate information since they are a newly appointed administrative unit.

Other leaders required to re-appear before the committee includes, the former CAO Mr. Balisanyuka Joseph, current CAO for Kakumiro district Mr. Asaba Innocent and Kagadi CAO Mr. Asaba Abirinethu. END.

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