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The absentism of drugs in Kalangala health centers has left leaders within the district to be sick worried about their ill patients within the Island district.

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Leaders in the island district of Kalangala have asked the ministry of health to immediately investigate the motive of the National Drug Authority for not supplying enough drugs in the district.

According to daily monitor, this has created shortage with increasing demand from patients who flock Kalangala health centers.

The call was made by the District chairperson, Willy Lugoloobi, at the district headquarters after several health facilities in the district registered several drugs including septrine co- trimoxazole that is given to HIV positive patients for better adherence out of stock.

Mr Lugoloobi wondered why the National medical stores, the past three quarters (a quarter is three months) never supplied the district with the quantity of requested drugs to deliver to Kalangala patients and later blame district health officials for not ordering for drugs.

“You find that even our health facilities lack cotton wool, gloves, testing kits and many other essentials one a reason why medical workers even fail to attend to different patients,” Mr Lugoloobi said.

Currently, Kalangala health centers lack drugs to treat different patients.

Most of the patients who go to the health facilities are asked to buy own drugs and utilities so as to get treated.

According Wakholi Denis, a patient found at Kalangala health center IV, medical workers never attended to him since he reported to the health facility until he bought own drugs and gloves that costed shs 70,000 a week ago.

The officer in charge of the drug safety and ART treatment, Philliam kelnega, in an interview with the daily monitor said the short fall in the amount of drugs that are brought to Kalangala is a result of the decreased budget of drug purchase to the district by government.

“The budget was reduced from 12 million a quarter to 7 million. We make our orders from the National medical stores on time but fail to get the requested quantities to treat our people.” Kelnega said

Source: monitor

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