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Health facilities will be stocked with HIV test kits – Govt

Health Health facilities will be stocked with HIV test kits – Govt

HIV testing
HIV testing

The Ministry of Health says it is doing everything possible to ensure that the health facilities are stocked up with HIV test kits.

Ministry acting spokesperson Dr. Tasila Pitters explains that the stock out of HIV test kits, the ministry did an assessment countrywide and found that some facilities were overstocked while some had low stocks thus the provincial medical officers had to do redistribution.

Dr. Pitters notes that the churches health association of Zambia (CHAZ) also gave the ministry about 8000 test kits which have since been distributed to all the provincial high volume testing sites.

She adds that the ministry is expecting more shipment of 9000 kits on the 21st of March and another stock of 13000 kits from global fund by the 14th of April.

Dr. Pitters has appealed to member of the public not to panic and emphasizes that Prevention still remains better than cure.

4 COMMENTS

  1. “…The Ministry of Health says it is doing everything possible to ensure that the health facilities are stocked up with HIV test kits…”

    When? How?

    Shameless laying incompetent 1diots know only how to steal and lie.

    • So the UPND were right..what happens on all those pregnant women who are missing out on HIV testing?

  2. please let us be factual in our reporting not this political correctness i am hearing from the MoH person. youre playying with people’s lives. this is a matter of life and death. if people dont start ART on time they may die. can you please admit that we have centres without not LOW stocks. yes the problem may be more in some areas but certainly there are sites without any kits (not LOW)

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