Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

“I will not tolerate pilferage of medicines and medical supplies,” -Ecl

“Stern action will be taken against all those found wanting.”

President Lungu has warned of stern action against pilferage of medicines and medical supplies.

He said government was spending huge sums of money to ensure availability of medicines and medical supplies in all health facilities.

He said it was therefore his expection that all those charged with the responsibility of safeguarding the commodities would do so with utmost care and accountability.

He said pilferage had a negative effect on ordinary citizens as they are the ones who get disadvantaged when there is shortage of commodities in health facilities.

” We will therefore be tough by ensuring the enforcement of relevant policies to guarantee the highest standards of safety including efficiency throughout the supply chain,” he said.

President Lungu was speaking this morning when he commissioned the ultra morden state of the art medical stores central warehouse and cold room which is situated in the industrial area of Lusaka, Zambia’s Capital City.

The facility has been constructed at a total cost of US $15,000 with and has quadrupled storage capacity from 7000 to 32,000 pallets.

President Lungu took time to thank the European Union, US Government, the Global Funds and the UNDP for partnering with the Zambian Government in the agenda for Universal Health Coverage, leaving no one behind.

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