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NDA rounds up illegal drug dealers in eastern Uganda

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has arrested and charged two people for allegedly Impersonating as NDA staff and three for dealing in illegal sell and smuggling of drugs. Officials of NDA also impounded assorted drugs worth shillings 130 million from private pharmacies and clinics in …

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NMS to digitally track patients who receive drugs

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Medical Stores (NMS) plans to digitally track all patients who will receive drugs and other essential supplies at public health facilities by 2024. The plan is part of the agency’s move to digitize the supply chain to enhance transparency in the procurement, …

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Prof Kabasa to investigate quality of animal and crop drugs

Uganda Veterinary Association applauds minister for timely intervention Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Frank Tumwebaze has today named a committee of Ugandan experts to examine the frequent outcry of farmers and other farming stake-holders regarding the quality and efficacy of animal …

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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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