Friday, February 23, 2024

President Hichilema Urges Quick Delivery of Drugs to Health Facilities in Zambia

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Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has urged relevant authorities to expedite the delivery of drugs to health facilities throughout the country. During a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Health, Zambia Public Procurement Authority, Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority, and Zambia Medicine and Medical Supplies Agency, President Hichilema stressed the importance of timely drug distribution in preventing and curing diseases.

The President emphasized the need to address corruption, pilfering, and any deliberate distortions in the medical supply chain, warning that anyone found responsible should face legal consequences. He also directed Provincial Health Officers to address any flaws in the distribution of medicines, noting that the diversion of drugs meant for public health facilities to private hospitals and clinics is unacceptable.

Tracking the distribution of medicines from Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency, President Hichilema believes, is one way of preventing pilfering of drugs from public health institutions. The President’s directive comes as a response to the growing concerns over the lack of availability of drugs and medical supplies in health facilities. The move aims to ensure that Zambian citizens have access to the essential medicines and medical supplies they need to maintain their health and well-being.

10 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not the delivery that is a problem but procurement. If there are no drugs available what are they going to deliver?

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  2. There are no drugs to deliver. The consignment is still in Egypt while those with drugs in their warehouses in Zambia have been denied business because the Up N Down government thinks they are PF who don’t deserve to do business. Are these people normal?

  3. So why not tell your minister who has now brought her own people to that ministry…you can not have the same ministers in the same positions you need a reshuffle

  4. how many times are we going to hear that the head Urges Quick Delivery of Drugs to Health Facilities in Zambia this now it has became a song, problem is this government think that the PF are controlling the supply chain of Drugs they have forgotten that they are people who are in need of these drugs. i think they should came to terms that they are in charge and stop companying.

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