Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya
Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has dismissed reports that some health institutions in the country are dispensing expired ARVs.

Dr. Chilufya says government has never at any time procured expired ARVs for health institutions to administer to people as some media reports are suggesting.

He has Qfm News that the Auditor General’s office is clear in its 2015 report that only $2 million worth of ARVs expired out of the total $13 million worth of medical products that expired.

He says the ARVs in question only expired after the World Health Organization changed the treatment guidelines at a time that the Zambian government had already procured certain lines of ARVs.

Dr Chilufya says this meant that government had to discontinue the provision of the said ARVs that eventually expired.

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    • Foolish. Only $2m worthy of ARVs expired??? You don’t even have 10% of that amount. By the way, even if WHO changes guidelines, that is not the basis of having those drugs expire. Expiration is based on ”NOT being fit for human consumption” based on shelf life (between date of manufacture and expiration).

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  1. The Auditor General’s office is clear in its 2015 report that only $2 million worth of ARVs expired out of the total $13 million worth of medical products that expired. Very clever comment. Doesn’t say how much worth of ARVs were bought. $13 million worth of medical products were bought but how much worth of ARVs were bought? Don’t deceive people, you ll regret one day.

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  2. this minister is the best I have met as a political spectator. you may not agree with me but the only similar minister was the late Michael Sata – mhsrip in the 90s under MMD. He does not just know what he says, he equally does wat he says. I have heard a few health workers applauding changes that are being made in the ministry, even those that have been demoted. Its very rare.

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