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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Five People Arrested for Operating a Pharmacy without a Certificate of Registration

Health Five People Arrested for Operating a Pharmacy without a Certificate of Registration

Five people of Solwezi District in North- Western Province have been arrested for operating a Pharmacy without a Certificate of Registration in contravention of Section 14(1) of the Medicines and Allied Substances Act No. 3 of 2013.

These include; Charity Sinambili aged 61years, Daniel Mumba aged 39years and Maggie Saidi aged 21years. Others are; Thresa Muyomba aged19 years and Mercy Muzhinga aged 32 years.

This came to light during a surveillance inspection that was undertaken by the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) in collaboration with the Zambia Police Service directed towards curbing illegal sale of medicines and allied substances.

The five have since been released on police bond and will appear in court soon.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Have the ministers who stayed in office illegally after parliament was dissolved paid back the money. This lawlessness must come to an end

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  2. This exercise is commendable. I hope it will be carried out in Lusaka too because there’s so many people illegally running pharmacies and have hired non qualified people to stand in as pharmacist’s, dispensing medication without correct advice to innocent people.

  3. Arrest is in no way a first remedy here, best way is to close the pharmacy, fine the chaps, educate them on the law, why a licence is important, and give them a time frame to acquire one. If the time frame elapses and nothing is done, then you can call PF cops to arrest them

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  4. Question should rather be… how does the state provide for patients in far-flung regions where pharmacies are non-existent, and clinics are under-stocked.

    These individuals have found a need and offered a service which should, in actual fact, be made available by the state. Your billion-dollar-roads are not going to provide these services!

    Don’t arrest. Educate!

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