By Yosam Gucwaki
Masindi main hospital in Masindi district has been hit by drug shortage for the last two weeks.
This has been revealed by; the secretary for health, Masindi district; Titus Ariyo saying that the hospital administration has made several efforts to ensure that National Medical stores delivers the drugs but all in vain.
He adds that National Medical Stores has been promising to bring supplies for the last two weeks but unfortunately nothing has been done which has disappointed them as leaders.
Ariyo notes that people who go to Masindi hospital for
medication should know that there is no medicine in the hospital.
“If you go to Masindi hospital and you are told to go and buy medicine, please take it in good faith, there is no way a doctor can lock a store and refuse to give you medicine”, Ariyo noted.
He asks the MPs in the district to intervene into this matter in a bid to save people’s lives.
A patient who preferred anonymity told our reporter that she was admitted at Masindi main hospital but one week she spent there she had to buy drugs from private clinics at high prices.
Another patient who also never wanted to be named wondered why tax payers would suffer like this as if they do not pay taxes.
Dr.John Turyagaruka; the district health officer Masindi says that he has written letters to National Medical Stores but he has not got any response.
When contacted, the member of parliament for Bujenje county; Hon. Patrick Paddy Kasaumba, disclosed that he has already engaged authorities of National medical stores, adding that on Monday next week by 4;00 pm
drugs will be at Masindi main hospital.
He added that as an MP he cannot sit behind and see people suffering like this.