National Medical Stores Packed With Expired Drugs

no rx geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This state of events is blamed on local citizens who are still adamant to change their attitude towards drug use and utilisation.

In response, therefore, the National Medical Stores have embarked on a mobilisation drive that will see majority of the vulnerable population access quality, affordable and timely health care services.

According to the General Manager National Medical Stores, Moses Kamabare, team work is one way to reverse the situation.

“Although a lot of investment has gone into provision of health care in form of treatment to diseases, the demand for health services continues to rise,” said Kamabare.

Kamabare says that poor health seeking behaviours have contributed a lot to drugs expiring and stalk out expenses.


In Uganda, Medical services are more tailored to dispensing drugs without proper diagnosis and screening an issue that is worrying.

“Government is losing billions of shillings in treating preventable diseases which wouldn’t have been a problem if locals were taking up their responsibility,” Kamabare added.

He further observed that emphasis should be put in strengthening community mobilisation on observing proper hygiene, home care and adhering to health advice.

In the new plan, National Medical Stores will construct a state of art warehouse near Kampala.

This will be the largest warehouse on a 10 acre land serving East and Central Africa.

The venture is aimed at satisfying the public demand in the area of medicines and other related medical supplies.

The project will be finalised within a period of two years.

National Medical Stores is marking its 20 years and rebranding as well in an effort to regain public image under the theme “Innovations for improved service delivery.”

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