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Iganga Hospital Queries Budget Cuts

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.
A communication from the hospital querying the budget cuts

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The Iganga Hospital Administration is querying circumstances under, which their budget for drugs and medical supplies was reduced. Documents seen by URN show that the hospital has suffered an almost, 30 percent budget cut.

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.

He explains at the start of the 2016/2017 financial year, National Medical Stores-NMS wrote to them informing them that their budget had increased by Shillings 22.5 million.

 

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He says in September last year they received another circular indicating that their budget for drugs and hospital supplies had been cut up to around Shillings 55 million for every two months.

 

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Masinde says they received drugs and supplies in November and December last year valued at about Shillings 20 million. He says their efforts to get an explanation from NMS haven't yielded results.

 

Currently, patients are asked to buy most of the drugs and gloves that have been out of stock since October last year.

Efforts to by our reporter to get a comment from the NMS Spokesperson, Dan Kimosho were futile as he promised to call back after going through the documents in vain.

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