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.