Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has announced that Government this December has procured drugs to worth 35 million United States Dollars to address succinctly any issues of drug stock outs that have been experienced in the nation, in the past.
Dr. Chilufya said that enough Anti retroviral, Anti Malaria and Anti TB drugs have been stocked to last the entire 2019 bringing stability to the supply chain of essential medicines in the nation.
The Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Mansa Central in Luapula Province said that the PF Government is determined to provide safe and efficacious drugs to its 16 million citizens.
Dr. Chilufya said this when he toured the newly constructed medical stores hub in the company of Luapula Province Minister, Hon. Nickson Chilangwa in Mansa this morning.
And Hon. Chilangwa revealed that President Lungu will grace the Official opening of the Mansa Medical Stores hub in the first quarter of 2019.
He said the Medical hub constructed at a total cost of 1.6 million dollars would reduce on the last mile inefficiencies in the medicine supply chain.
He further said that the state of the art medical stores hub is just one of the many development projects that are taking shape in the Province stating that Luapula Province is now on a development trajectory as had never been witnessed before.