Drugs rot at government storage

Drugs rot at government storage

DRUGS EXPIRE IN STORAGE AT ZAMMSA

By Victoria Kayeye

Various medical supplies and products at Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) have expired due to over procurement while others are due to the change of treatment guidelines in Zambia.

Among the expired are essential drugs like Aminophylline, insulin, hydrogen peroxide, cloxacillin oral, eye drops and family planning pills microgynon.

This came to light when Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda visited ZAMMSA.

Dr. Chanda has expressed displeasure that medical supplies and products are going to waste when Hospitals do not have medicines and lab reagents.

He has warned that all the cartels that are sabotaging the government in the procurement system will be fished out.

Dr. Chanda has since directed management to submit to his office a comprehensive report on drugs that have expired and those that have been recalled and the amount involved by tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, ZAMMSA Operations Manager, Rachael Muyoma says the delay in disposing off the expired products was due to lack of funds.

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    Steve 2 days ago

    The management team should do more to weed out all logistical and operations staff responsible for distributing medicines to health centres. We need a new culture of service and consciousness in our parastatals. Everyone is busy running around looking for deals where they can get kickbacks from suppliers instead of saving and serving the poor Zambians. What a Pathetic.people we’ve become.

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    Lincoln 3 days ago

    LUNGU HAS BEEN ON HOLIDAY, THE 2021 ELECTIONS HAVE JUST REMEMBERED HIM THAT HE IS EMPLOYED BY THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE AND NOT THOSE MISLEADING BRUTAL DICTATORS SUCH AS MUSEVENI, MNANGAGWA… HE KEEPS ON PATRONISING

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    Kalundu 3 days ago

    Yaba and you say that honeybee bla bla bla when they have supplied you drugs with a shelf life of 3 years , 
    Bwana minister you are a rot you are not being honest with your works tell the  nation honeybee never brought any expired drugs as you have seen not even one drug was from honeybee 

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      President 2 days ago

      Minister will not say it even if he has seen and I watched he’s video at the msl but all drugs he was picking up I tried to see wether it was honeybee , but to my amazement it was not , 
      Wow No wonder honey bee is quite because they know they are not wrong at all 

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    Buck teeth lungu 3 days ago

    Here we go another scandal