Bunyoro region hospitals stuck with expired drugs

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Two hospitals in Bunyoro sub region are stuck with expired drugs that have not been disposed of for almost three years.

The expired drugs are in Masindi General Hospital and Kagadi General Hospital in Masindi and Kagadi districts respectively.

The issue of the expired drugs came onto the spotlight in the Auditor General’s report of the financial year 2015/2016. Auditor General John Muwanga asked why expired drugs were dumped in an open space at  Masindi General Hospital something that may cause danger to human beings.

A similar query was raised again at Kagadi General Hospital in the then Kibaale district where expired drugs were found in the store and the hospital administration cited lack of transport to take them away for disposal.

The Auditor General advised the two hospitals to liaise with the National Medical Stores-NMS to find ways of collecting these expired drugs.

Last week, Parliament’s local government accounts Committee sent away the officials from the current Kibaale district led by John Nyakahuma, the Chief Administrative Officer, because they were unable to answer for Kagadi Hospital which is now in the newly created Kagadi district. By the time of the audit, Kibaale has not yet been split into three to create Kagadi and Kakumiro districts.

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