Government says it has procured enough essential medicines for health facilities to address the shortage of drugs that hit some health facilities.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Service Lackson Kasonka said medicines will be supplied to medical facilities next week.
Professor Kasonka said that Government remains focused to ensure that all medical facilities are fully stocked with essential drugs.
He has warned staff in Government medical facilities against pilfering drugs because such behavior will attract stiff punishment.
Professor Kasonka also said that Government has put measures aimed at curbing drug pilferage in hostels and Clinics.