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Decentralizing medical stores into regional hub begins

Health Decentralizing medical stores into regional hub begins

SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, HONOURABLE, DR CHITALU CHILUFYA
MINISTER OF HEALTH, HONOURABLE, DR CHITALU CHILUFYA

Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says with President Edgar Lungu’s unwavering resolve to attain Universal Health, government has embarked on a modernization of the supply chain beginning with decentralizing medical stores into regional hubs.

Dr. Chilufya says with support from cooperating partners 48 storage boxes have been planted countrywide to enhance the drug supply chain.

Dr Chilufya said the planting of drug storage boxes will ensure that medicines are brought closer to the last mile and remove the inefficiencies at the last mile.

He says the move will also collapse the distances health workers have to engage to go and collect medicines.

The Minister was speaking when he made a spot check of the drug situation at Muoyo Rural Health Center in Nalolo District, Western Province.

And Nalolo District Health Director Kamwi Mundia says the Pharmacy hub, houses all the medications for the district before distribution.

As of last year, Dr Mundia says Nalolo district received a vehicle from Medical Stores Limited to enable the district to ferry drugs to the last mile.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Why does the president have to direct everything? No wonder things are done haphazardly. It would make sense for people with the know how and are competent to come up with strategies that are likely to work. Please stop this rote functioning

  2. There’s no medicine and no money in all Govt health facilities so what is Chilufya talking about? You can’t decentralize a vacuum. What will they distribute when there’s no medicine? Chitalu is the most mobile Minister. When Sata was Minister of Health the first thing he did whenever he visited any institution was to inspect the pharmacy and dispensary, he also checked on water and sanitation, he even had time to interact with patients and their relatives. Sata wasn’t ranting from without like these useless Ministers we have. Does Chitalu do all these things? Let him start in Mansa Central and see how many clinics have drugs. You’re a very big embarrassment.

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