ZAMRA disappoints MQHZ over theft of drugs

 ZAMRA disappoints MQHZ over theft of drugs

Medical for Quality Healthcare in Zambia (MQHZ) says it is disappointed with Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) for allowing theft of medicine in public Clinics and Hospitals.

MQHZ Media and Advocacy Director Francis Kangwa said public Clinics and Hospitals have previously been experiencing shortages of essential medicines.

Mr Kangwa attributed the shortage to be partly because of pilfering of medicines by unpatriotic health workers.

He said MQHZ has been expecting ZAMRA to put a halt to the public plunder of medicines.

“This is because ZAMRA has a statutory mandate to ensure safety and availability of medicines in public health institutions. We demand that ZAMRA explains to the nation why it has completely failed to stop stealing of Medicines in Clinics and Hospitals. Our people cannot continue receiving prescriptions at health institutions when ZAMRA can easily seal the stealing loopholes.

“MQHZ will now scale up the monitoring of availability of drugs in all public health institutions because lack of drugs cannot be entertained in Zambia,” he said.

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