Monday, June 17, 2024

Coartem stolen in Nalolo


About 20 boxes of COARTEM, have been stolen at Nalolo District Pharmacy Hub in Western province.

Unknown people, last weekend broke into the facility to steal the Malaria drugs, which are worth 5-hundred thousand kwacha.

A Pharmacist and a Security Guard at Muoyo District Health Office have been arrested in connection with the theft.

Nalolo District Commissioner, Namatama Mupo has confirmed the theft to ZANIS, saying the matter has been reported to police.

Ms Mupo has since appealed to Ministry of Health and cooperating partners to tighten security at Nalolo District Pharmacy Hub.

And Western Province Police Commanding Officer, Fwambo Siame  has confirmed the arrest of the Pharmacist and a Security Guard, however saying investigations have continued.


  1. PF will not stop stealing – they have to be arrested continuously and charged to recover what has been stolen

  2. This what happens when there are shortages of drugs in hospitals. There are no drugs in hospitals but the president decides to charter a plane for politicians to go watch soccer in Ivory Coast. @Muna Dekhane leave PF out of ifyabupuba.

  3. I hope like Robin Hood the thieves will distribute the drugs freely. We’re tired of being referred to private pharmacies

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