Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Medical stores urged to ensure stable supply of drugs


The government has called for a stable supply chain of drugs to all medical institutions on the Copperbelt Province.

Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda says there is need to eliminate erratic drug supply in all health institutions in the province as this poses a risk to the provision of quality health care.

ZANIS reports that Dr Chanda was speaking after inspecting the medical stores’ regional hub in Luanshya district.

Dr Chanda has hence implored Medical Stores Limited and the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) to co-operate in ensuring that challenges associated with the supply of quality drugs are mitigated.

He disclosed that President Edgar Lungu is soon expected to commission the Copperbelt medical stores regional hub.

And Medical Stores Copperbelt Regional Hub Manager, Mathews Fwambo said the facility was well stocked with all essential drugs.

Mr Fwambo said Medical Stores has maintained a regular monthly supply flow of drugs to health institutions in the region.


  1. The most positive pronouncement to have been made about Medical Stores Ltd is that the procurement function of medical supplies will now be moved from the Ministry. It was a very awkward arrangement under which it operated yet people expected so much. The Minister and his preferred PS became the Chief Buyer, how could he reprimand inefficiency when he was at the center of activities. This is what caused officers to be mute about who authorized what

  2. We thank God and shall continue praising him. This is an important message but remember that even scientists believe in God, so who are you ba diaspora to be down voting my holy comments

  3. We hope sanity can return to the ministry of health now that Dr Chanda is focused on delivery of quality health services to the nation. Remove cobwebs of that quack doctor who poisoned that nation with substandard medicines that caused KZ to be born again – hope he used few defective…… and uncertified tablets from Cheston clinic.

  4. Muna, I am married and a Christian so I don’t use condoms. Why would I when I have a wlfe? Having sex out of marriage and using condoms is killing babies. Same as abortion. Repent brother


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