President Museveni Calls Upon Health Ministry To Solve Drug Theft Problem
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
President Yoweri Museveni has called on the Ministry of Health to find a lasting solution to the problem of theft of drugs from Ugandan hospitals which are later sold to medical centres in neighboring countries.
Museveni made the remarks while commissioning the Shs69 billion state of the art National Medical Stores pharmaceutical warehouse and office complex at Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District yesterday.
The president said government is determined to get out of dependency on the issue of drugs and vaccines by producing its own soon while the Minister of Health, Ms Jane Ruth Aceng, said the commissioning of the complex is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to ensuring the availability of quality essential medicines and health supplies to government health facilities for the benefit of all Ugandans.