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Drug trafficking reduced during Covid-19 lockdown-Police

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There was a reduction in the amount of drugs trafficked through Entebbe International Airport and porous border points during the covid-19 lockdown. This is according to Interpol and the anti-narcotics police department. The narcotics department and Interpol recorded 1,714 cases in 2020 compared to 2,750 …

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10 remanded over theft of government drugs in Pader

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten suspects are on remand in Kinene Prison in Ogom sub-county in Pader for alleged theft of drugs from three health centers in the district. The suspects appeared on Thursday before Pader Grade One Magistrate Edward Akwankwasa. They are part of 12 suspects arrested by …

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Understocking forces medics to ration drugs at Kitgum hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers at Kitgum general hospital are rationing the distribution of artesunate, one of the essential drugs used as the first-line treatment for severe malaria. This comes amidst a shortage of drugs at the hospital despite soaring cases of malaria within Kitgum and surrounding districts …

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Health committee decries stagnant NMS budget in 2021/2022 estimates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the health committee of parliament, Dr. Michael Bukenya has expressed concerns about possible continued drug stock outs following a failure by the government to improve on the budget for the National Medical Stores (NMS) in the next financial year. Bukenya’s comments come …

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80 arrested in crackdown on sale and consumption of illegal drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested 83 people in Mukono in an operation targeting people involved in the sale and consumption banned substances. The operation covered the areas of Kitega, Benghazi-Wantoni and Nasuuti among others. The operation that was commanded by Ismail Kifudde, the officer in charge of …

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Cipla Quality Chemicals in sh4.6b expansion move

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drugs maker Cipla Quality Chemicals Limited (CiplaQCi) has announced that it has paid 4.7 billion Shillings to acquire what they described as the Human Care Business assets of Quality Chemicals Limited. According to Nevin Bradford, the executive director of Cipla Quality Chemicals Limited, the …

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