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15:41
15:41

National Medical Stores on the Spot Over Missing UGX 13Bn 6 1

The matter stems from three past Auditor General Reports for financial year 2016/2017, financial year 2017/2018 and financial year 2018/2019. In the financial year 2016/2017report, 4.6 billion shillings was disbursed to NMS and another 5 billion Shillings sent according to the 2017/2018 to procure stationary, uniforms and others. However the money has since accumulated to 13 billion according to the Ministry of Health.
05:13
05:13

Lawyer Challenges Use of Financial Integrated System on Donated Funds 1

According to the lawyer, the use of the IFMS budgeting and accounting system on money that National Medical Stores gets from donors is unlawful since the system is mandated to only manage public funds. He says that current application of the system on such monies is unqualified
11:10
11:10

NMS Omits Artesunate Drug on Supplies to Luweero artesunate drugs 1

The stores delivered a consignment of medicines for the first quarter of the financial year 2017/2018 about two weeks ago. However, artesunate, the recommended treatment of choice for severe malaria in adults was not among the drugs.
15:44
15:44

MPs Want NMS to Refund Unspent Funds 1

The recommendation followed reports from the Auditor General and District Public Accounts Committee indicating that health centres received fewer supplies from National Medical Stores than allocated in their annual budgets.
17:58
17:58

Dozens Stranded as Masaka Health Centres Run Out of Anti Malaria Drugs anti-malaria drugs 1 2 Top story

Dr. Stuart Musisi, the Masaka District Health Officer, says National Medical Stores never supplied them malaria drugs in the last quarter. He however, declined to divulge details on the matter, saying he is locked up in an important meeting.
10:54
10:54

Finance Ministry On The Spot Over NMS UGX 156B loan 5 1

But during cross examination by Gerald Karuhanga, the PAC vice chairperson, NMS officials insisted that they have never received any funds despite receiving confirmation from the Finance Ministry that the money was ready.
07:36
07:36

Artesunate Drug Stock Out Hits Luweero Health Centres artesunate drugs 2 1

Dr. Sinani Mabuya, the Deputy In-charge Luweero Health Centre IV explains that the last batch of artesunate drugs they received in March 2017 didnt last for two weeks because of the high malaria cases. According to Mabuya, they have since then been advising malaria patients to buy artesunate from pharmacies outside the health centre before they can be treated.
19:57
19:57

Govt on the Spot Over UGX 156B NMS Money health sector 4

Parliament has tasked the Finance ministry to explain the current drug crisis experienced by the National Medical Stores NMS despite a 156-billion-Shilling loan approved by the Ninth Parliament. The money was part of a bigger 200-million-Dollar loan that parliament okayed from the Preferential Trade Area Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank.
16:43
16:43

MPs Query Supplementary Funding Request by NMS anti-malaria drugs 2 1

The decision was taken after a team from the National Medical Stores failed to justify whether the supplementary funding was unforeseen, unavoidable and could not deviate the existing budget.
09:55
09:55

More than 300 Arrested Since Inception of Health Monitoring Unit ministry of health 2

Pontiano Jjumba, the Assistant Director, the State House Health Monitoring Unit, says they have apprehended more than 300 people the unit started work. He says those arrested include doctors, nurses, medical intern students, pharmacists and individuals masquerading as health workers.
15:31
15:31

Iganga Hospital Queries Budget Cuts medical supplies 2 1

Patrick Masinde, the Pharmacist Iganga Hospital, says in the 2015/2016 financial year, their budget for drugs and medical supplies was Shillings 67 million for every two months.
08:09
08:09

NMS Faces Malaria, Hepatitis B Drug Stock Out ministry of health 2

Moses Kamabare, the NMS General Manager, says government only allocated Shillings 5.7 billion out of the Shillings 45 billion in the 2016/2017 financial year for the purchase of the anti-malarial drugs.
17:22
17:22

CSOs Seek Parliament Intervention on Cost of ARV's 4 1

National Medical Stores pays US Dollars 69 230,000 Shillings for the Efavirenz drug whose global price is US dollars 20 66,000 Shillings. He also noted that Nevirapine 200mg is purchased by NMS at US Dollars 36. 6 122,000 Shillings, contrary to the global price 24 US Dollars 80,000 Shillings.
14:34
14:34

Kalangala Appeals for Increased Funding to Heath Sector patients stranded. 3 1

Kalangala District Medical Officer Dr Hillary Bitakalamire says that the current allocation of 15 million Shillings for the purchase of medicines is inadequate for the district, which is made up of 84 Islands.
15:05
15:05

NMS Ends Shortage of Medical Supplies at Arua Hospital drug stock-outs 2 1

The hospital management had issued a notice to patients, advising them to get the required medicines and supplies from the open market. The notice issued on August 17 indicated that supplies that were out of stock included sutures, catheters, cannulas, syringes, cotton wool, gauze, ultrasound gel, plasters and a collection of drugs.
14:51
14:51

Govt Procures Hepatitis B Drugs Worth UGX 13B ministry of health

Daniel Kimosho, the National Medical Stores NMS Public Relations Manager, says the last batch of Hepatitis B drugs worth three billion shillings was purchased late last month.
15:25
15:25

Jinja Hospital Stuck with Non Functional Medical Equipment 3 1

Matayo Yandua, a senior laboratory technologist at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says the machines broke down and their efforts to repair them have not yielded any results.
07:54
07:54

Naguru Hospital Lacks Essential Medicines public health care 4 1

Hajara Nalumansi recently traveled from Kawempe to Naguru hospital, where she was diagnosed with severe malaria. According to Nalumansi, she was advised to seek medical attention elsewhere since the hospital had neither Artesunate nor quinine.
18:58
18:58

KCCA Suspends Yellow Fever Vaccination jeniffer musisi 1 Top story

Robert Kalumba, the KCCA Deputy spokesperson told URN on phone they suspended the yellow fever vaccination because they run out of vaccines. City Hall Clinic has been conducting yellow fever vaccination at Shillings 100,000, which is slightly higher compared to the charges at accredited health facilities.
15:29
15:29

Yellow Fever outbreak Could Spread Further- WHO kcc 1 1

The demand for the yellow fever vaccine has also shot up in Uganda following the confirmation of an outbreak of yellow fever in Masaka district a month ago. The vaccine is mostly demanded by persons traveling to high risk countries.
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