The Republic of India has donated 57 varieties of medicine worth 1.6 million US dollars to the Government of Uganda.
H.E Shri Ravi Shankar, the Indian ambassador to Uganda, handed over the donation to the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng at a ceremony held at the National Medical Stores in Entebbe.
Alfred Nnam, a representative of the Republic of India reiterated the commitment of their government as a development partner to supporting Uganda’s emphasis and initiatives on local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
According to Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the medicines have over 2 to 3 years’ shelf life and they will be distributed to all government health facilities in the country.
“I would like to most sincerely thank the Government of India for this good gesture and this will significantly benefit the people of Uganda in improving their health conditions” she said.
While addressing the meeting on Thursday, Dr Aceng added that each district has been allotted and will get medicine according to their needs.
“Each district has been allotted an amount which will be delivered by the National Medical Stores Uganda depending on their needs and demand”
She also assured Ugandans that the donated medicine followed all the guidelines and all conditions were met as well.
In July the Republic of India also donated a Cancer Radio Therapy Machine which will be commissioned soon.