Lira Regional Referral Hospital Hit By Anti-Malarial Drug Stockout

Lira Regional referral hospital has suffered a major stock out of anti malaria drugs forcing medical workers to turn away patients in need of treatment.

Anti- Malaria drugs are out of stock in Lira
Anti- Malaria drugs are out of stock in Lira

Michael Odur, the Principal administrator Lira Regional referral hospital says they have been operating for the past ten days without anti malaria drugs.

He says National Medical Stores-NMS last supplied them with drugs about a month ago adding that, they expect fresh deliveries in the second week of October.

Odur says currently malaria patients are being turned away to seek treatment in private health centers because they can’t hold them without drugs.

Margaret Adong, a resident of Boroboro Sub County whose child was diagnosed with malaria says she was shocked when she was asked to buy anti malaria drugs from private suppliers.

But Dan Kimokyo, the spokesperson National Medical Stores refutes the claims of the anti malaria drug stock out at Lira Referral Hospital saying they have made sufficient deliveries at the hospital.

Lira regional referral hospital receives between 150 and 200 malaria patients daily.

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