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National Medical Stores on the spot over missing UGX 13 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued summons to top officials of the National Medical Stores (NMS) over Shillings 13 billion unaccounted for funds. The money in question was advanced to NMS by the Ministry of Health in the past three financial years to …

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Acute drug shortage hits Buliisa hospital

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buliisa General Hospital is battling an acute shortage of drugs and medical supplies. The hospital has been grappling with a stock out of essential medicines since November last year, which has affected service delivery to residents. Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer says …

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Accountability: Muhakanizi vows to take action against NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi has vowed to take stern action against National Medical Stores-NMS for failure to account for Shillings 3.59 billion. This stems from the Auditor General’s report for the year ending 2017, which shows that items worth Shillings 3.59 billion remained  undistributed  …

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Patients stranded as Luweero health centres run out of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luweero hospital and government health centres have run out of essential medicines leaving hundreds of patients stranded. Every two months, National Medical Stores (NMS) is supposed to deliver essential drugs to district stores before they are distributed across health centres. However, in Luweero district, …

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NMS to Commission system to track down drug thieves in July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) will in July commission a new computer system dubbed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Moses Kamabare, the NMS General Manager said the system whose testing will be completed in February will help health facilities trace their drug and suppliy orders and …

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Pharmacists decry wastage of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Pharmacists are blaming government for failing to account for drugs that expire from stores. Sam Opio, the Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda said even as the annual drug availability report launched on Thursday by the Medicines Transparency Alliance puts drug availability in …

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Butabika Hospital officials grilled over drug shortages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital have been tasked to explain the stock out of essential drugs at the facility which has forced patients to resort to expensive health care systems. Led by the Executive Director Butabika Hospital, Dr David Basangwa, the …

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Ministry of Health fails to account for UGX 9.6Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from Ministry of Health have failed to account for 9.6 billion shillings they disbursed to National Medical Stores (NMS). The funds were meant to procure uniforms for health workers, beddings, productive gears and other items. The Ministry officials led by Permanent Secretary Diana …

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Referral hospitals want NMS monopoly broken

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The authorities of various regional referral hospitals want the monopoly of National Medical Stores to procure and supply medicine broken, according to the Public Accounts Committee Chairperson, Nathan Nandala Mafabi. He disclosed this on Tuesday as his committee was finalizing its engagements with National …

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Lira asks NMS to suspend supply of anti-malarials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira District Health Department has asked National Medical Store-NMS to suspend supply of anti-malarials over low consumption rate. Dr Patrick Buchan Ochen, the Lira District Health Officer says that many public health facilities in the district have continued to record low consumption of anti-malarial drugs …

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