Medical Stores distributed unsafe condoms and gloves, reveals MSL Managing Director
Lusaka- 6th January 2021
Medical Stores Limited has disclosed that it distributed condoms and gloves to the public that did not meet the required standards set by the Zambia Bureau of Standards in September, 2020.
Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee(PAC) this afternoon, Medical Stories Limited Managing Director Chikuta Mbewe,says the condoms and gloves which were distributed were not safe for public use.
Mr. Mbewe also disclosed that the Ministry of Health authorized the distribution of health kits despite knowing that the kits did not meet the required standards.
And ZABS revealed that it conducted tests on the condoms and gloves on 23rd September, 2020 of which it revealed that they did not meet the required standards.
But ZAMRA admitted that there has been an oversight by the institution to not recall the products from the market because the authority has been waiting for other test confirmations from Zimbabwe.
However Ministry of Health permanent secretary administratoration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo stated that she was not aware of who authoritiezed the distribution of the unsafe health Kits.
The condoms and gloves in question are still on the market for public use.