GULU GETS NEW STOCK OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES FROM NATIONAL MEDICAL STORES

New stock of essential medicines is offloaded in Gulu

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021

Gulu District health department has received a consignment of assorted essential medicines and other supply from the National Medical Stores.

They include, antimalarial drugs, ARVs, Tuberculosis medicines, Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), HIV/AIDs test Kits, Laboratory supplies, and disinfectants such as liquid soaps and gik.

Cosmos Tabu, the Stores manager, while receiving the consignment said this is the first delivery of the essential drugs in the six cycles for Financial Year 2021/2022.

Tabu further explained that the delivery should have been done in late July but delayed by three months because the national medical store was engaged in the distributions of Covid-19 Vaccines and PPEs.

William Onyai, the Health educator of the district, said the drugs delivered in the last financial year were out of stock causing anxiety among community members.

Gulu officials check the medicines to ascertain if the contents in the boxes correspond with what is on the supply documents

Onyai however assured members of the public that there should be no cause of alarm because they have reviewed enough essential drugs.

Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner witnessed the arrival of the medicines and confirmed that the information on the delivery notes corresponds to the items contained in the boxes he inspected.

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