If you used Honeybee condoms, get tested

If you used Honeybee condoms, get tested

INDIVIDUALS WHO COULD HAVE USED SUBSTANDARD CONDOMS DISTRIBUTED BY HONEYBEE PHARMACY URGED TO GO FOR VCT
By Patricia Male

The Medical for Quality Healthcare in Zambia (MQHZ) is calling on individuals who could have used the substandard condoms and gloves distributed by honeybee pharmacy limited to go for Voluntary Counseling and Testing –VCT- and hepatitis b testing to guarantee their safety.

MQHZ is reminding the public that the substandard medicines have bad effects to their bodies, whose results cannot be seen today but in the near future.

MQHZ Media and Advocacy Director, Francis Kangwa says it is unacceptable for the Ministry of Health to distribute substandard drugs and other medical supplies to the public and that the Zambian Medicine Regulatory Authority and Medical Stores Limited must take their work seriously and should not take Zambian for granted.

Mr. Kangwa says his organization is demanding that all officers involved in these matters must be held accountable and must be suspended immediately.

And MQHZ is urging government to take a serious thought on the acceptance and use of the controversial Covid 19 vaccine amidst the second wave of the pandemic.

Mr. Kangwa is of the view that the vaccine must be tested according to the Zambian standards so that they can assure the public its safety and gain the confidence which has been lost due to these irregularity by the Ministry of Health.
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    Steve 2 weeks ago

    I agree with Kangwa on most issues. On the vaccine, If he’s referring to say the Russian vaccines, I’d agree. It has not undergone the same rigorous evaluation as the western vaccines. You have 3reputable regulators from USA, Europe and UK which tested the 3 leading vaccines. Govt can use that data to make accelerated decision to make those vaccines available especially moderna and Oxford versions which have lesser handliNg challenges.  The others have not undergone the same rigorous, transparent process and may need further local inquiry by our ZAMRA. But all these discussions are academic as the demand will be driven by how desperate we get as numbers of infection and death begin to rise sharply.  I think we should be realistic about what we can do and what we need to do to save as many lives as possible.