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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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NMS struggles to supply drugs amidst inadequate funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores – NMS is struggling to deliver the required amount of drugs due to inadequate funds. Speaking on Wednesday during the on-site monitoring of the new NMS warehouse, the NMS Chief Executive Officer Moses Kamabare said that the government allocates a third …

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India gives drugs worth ugx 5.9 billion to NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Indian Government has donated an assortment of generic drugs worth 5.9 Billion Shillings to the National Medical Stores-NMS. The drugs were handed over on Wednesday to the Minister of Health Ruth Acheng by the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda Ravi Shankar. The donation …

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NMS wants Court to enter judgement against Muhakanizi

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | National Medical Stores wants the High Court in Kampala, to enter Judgement against the Permanent Secretary also Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi, for failure to explain where he gets the powers to order a Special Audit against Uganda Cancer Institute, over the supply and distribution …

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