Department of Health and Welfare says pharmaceuticals and medical supplies are available



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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2022. 4:56 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Calling statements made on a local TV channel on Monday and a response from the opposition United Democratic Party “false claims”, the Ministry of Health and Welfare says its suppliers “deliver pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and that the ministry distributes them to health facilities across the country.

He adds that the Cabinet has approved the acceleration of the tender process so that contracts are signed with the tender recipients by mid-December, with a three-month deadline for sourcing. and deliver pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.

The UDP had claimed that public health providers had run out of essential and basic drugs and were turning patients over to the private sector. But the ministry says it was not asked to comment and that in the future ‘basic questions will be directed to it’ to ensure proper information is distributed and ‘poor service ” is not released to the public citing misleading and incomplete information.

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