Akola Lydia The SpearTeam Soroti
In a mesmerizing state of corruption and negligence to people’s health by government, empty drug boxes were delivered to Abim district hospital and other health units by NMS
The Abim districts sole health unit clients especially people living with HIV/Aids complain routinely about late delivery of Anti-Retroviral drugs and antibiotics but when finally it was “delivered” it was astonishing to find only empty boxes driven all the way from Kampala
The chairperson LC 5 Abim Mr Ocero Jimmy castigated National medical stores for the “air” supply delivery to the district hospital and other health centers in the whole region which are already in a sole state generally.
The area RDC Hashaka Mpimbaza confirmed this incident which happened late 2016. “As leaders, We arrested the driver who was the first suspect” he said.
The driver denied knowledge of the emptiness of the boxes and said he was not even aware the truck doors had been opened, he said at Abim police which later released him on police bond.
Mr Dan Kimosho,the national Drug authority spokesperson when contacted expressed ignorance of this incident and requested district officials to formally write to NMS over this.
This fuss was raised at a one day workshop organized by Baylor a child/family centered HIV/AIDS NGO in Soroti on Feb 3rd.