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NMS last delivered Yellow Fever Vaccine to KCCA on 27th April 2016 and not in 2012 as they claim on their website. A total of 3,000 doses were delivered and receipt thereof acknowledged.(See delivery note above fully stamped and signed by KCCA).
All Medicines procured and distributed by NMS are distributed to Government Health Facilities, and should be availed to the Ugandan Citizens Free of Charge. This applies to the Yellow Fever Vaccine delivered to KCCA.
NMS expects that KCCA availed this Vaccine to Ugandans at no Cost, since the Government of Uganda has already paid for this Vaccine Using the Ugandan Tax Payers Money.
KCCA did not purchase this Yellow Fever Vaccine from NMS because NMS does not sell medicines, but rather avails medicines to Health Facilities according to budgetary allocations given to each Health Facility by the Government of Uganda each Financial Year.
If KCCA, Maintains that they bought and paid for this Vaccine from NMS, we challenge them to bring evidence of payment. Any Payment is accompanied by a Receipt, Right?
As earlier stated by our CEO on WBS TV, KCCA needs to come out and apologise to Ugandans for this robbery, and refund the sums to those who paid for this otherwise free service.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY.
5TH MAY 2016.
National Medical Stores (NMS) executive director, Moses Kamabare shows the journalists the items found in a mama kit during a tour of the National Medical Stores in Entebbe on April 29,2016. (image)
The National Medical Stores (NMS) has dismissed claims that there is shortage of drugs and sundries in the country. “I get disturbed when I hear anybody saying there they do not have Mama Kits or even ARVs for instance. We do not have any shortage. In fact what we do not have is enough space for all the batches. As I speak we have our containers at Nakawa. We only get space when we receive more orders,” said the NMS executive director, Moses Kamabare during a media tour of the drugs warehouse at Entebbe.
NMS ED, Moses Kamabare and NMS Public Relation Officer, Dan Kimosho lead Journalists on a tour of the National Medical Stores warehouse in Entebbe
Kamabare said NMS delivers medicines, sundries and laboratory supplies to all the 2900 public health facilities across the country. “For all government and accredited facilities, we supply them twice a month according to orders. For regional referral hospitals, we do deliveries once every month,” said Kamabare.
“We have a system that enables us to process emergency orders within 24 hours. We also work on weekends and public holidays, but some hospitals often let us down. They may tell you they are not open on weekends, yet the patients are stuck,” he added.
Boxes of medicines in the National Medical Stores ware house
He further explained that some of the health facilities were not affiliated to the drug delivery system. “If there is a new facility in your village, it misses out unless it receives certification from the health and finance ministries,” said Kamabare.
Source : http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1423563/drugs-hospitals-nms
Our attention is drawn to reports that have been circulating on social media regarding the detention of Two National Medical Stores Staff for allegedly delivering empty boxes of drugs to Abim hospital worth 1 billion Uganda shillings.
We would like to inform the general public and all stake holders that the above allegation is NOT TRUE, No staff of National Medical Stores has been detained for any alleged theft and the facts are as follows.
NMS routinely delivers medicines and health supplies to all health facilities in the country and in the most recent delivery cycle in the Karamoja Sub Region, our last mile delivery agents reported that while distributing medicines destined for Abim Hospital and other health facilities in the area, unaware to them, several cartons of medicines fell out of the truck. This they pointed was due to a faulty lock on the truck door. The Last Mile agents were then instructed to deliver the supplies that were left in the truck and requested that the health facilities fill out delivery discrepancy forms to determine the stock that was lost.
Subsequent verification and reconciliation with Abim Hospital found that the value of stock lost was worth 149 million UGX and not 1 billion UGX as was indicated in reports circulating on social media.
The matter was immediately reported to police and our insurers for further investigation and compensation for the lost items. In the interest of continued service delivery, supplementary orders of medicines and health supplies were dispatched and have been received by Abim hospital.
In conclusion we wish to further assure all stakeholders that NMS remains committed to providing the population of this country with quality medicines and health supplies.
General Manager / CEO
NMS WEEKLY DELIVERY REPORT WEEK 4th April – 8th April 2016
(Zone Two-Cycle 5)
|1||Isingiro District Health Office||5/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|2||Mbarara District Health Office||5/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|3||Buhweju District Health Office||5/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|4||Bushenyi District Health Office||6/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|5||Rukungiri District Health Office||6/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|6||Kasese District Health Office||6/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|7||Bwera General Hospital||6/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|8||Kanungu District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|9||Kambuga General Hospital||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|10||Ntoroko District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|11||Bundibugyo District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|12||Kamwenge District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|13||Kyenjojo District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|14||Kyenjojo General Hospital||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|15||Kyegegwa District Health Office||7/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|
|16||Kibaale District Health Office||8/04/16||EMHS & IV Fluids|