US responds with action on rampant drug thefts in public hospitals

The US government has come in swiftly and handy to curb rampant medicine drugs in public hospitals by constructing drug warehouses at public health facilities.

Magwila: Signed MOU

Magwila: Signed MOU

The US and the Malawi governments have since signed a memorandum of understanding, paving the way for the construction of the warehouses that will now enable authorities determine who went into the warehouses and how much drugs have been taken away.

Officials from USAID, development arm of the US embassy are upbeat that the move would help drastically reduce incidents of thefts.

Principal secretary for ministry of Health Macpheral Magwira who signed the memorundum of understanding on behalf of the Malawi government, said this was a milestone in the government’s quest to control the thefts.

“We are reviewing the whole drug management. Theft of drugs starts from the Central Medical Stores to hospitals,” he said.

He said the warehouses will give detailed accounts of drug consignments, those who received and drugs that are going out.

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Paka Bush
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A Magwira kwakuyanjanitu ku Health mwayamba kuyela…Koma muyele ndi mtima omwe…Nkhanza musiye kwa Juniors anu…..

medical assistant
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Please government officials just go into the private hospitals and find out where do they buy drugs. You will discover the syndicate. I am a medial assistant working in a certain pharmacy in town. I know what I am talking about. Start with pharmacy … down town here. Our ware house is staked with drugs, plenty which even Malawi government can not afford to have such drugs even after receiving some from the famous USAID.These private clinics are very smart in drug laundering.Without drugs from public hospitals, these private clinics can close down their business. Get my cel number xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx… Read more »
CLEAN BRICK ESTATE
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WE WILL BEAT THIS OFF-SIDE TRAP, MR USAID

Eye Witness
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Constructing warehouses is jst another way of wasting money. The real theft is in documentation. If hospital ???? x requested let us say 10000 tablets of amoxyl. This can be put as 100000 tablets.The legitimate vehicle will come to collect the drugs with an excess of 90000 tablets. The transporters are looped in to drop the extra 90000 at hospital y. Hospital ???? x gets the actual requested 10000. The pharmacist of hospital ???? x is looped in and he enters 100000 on stock cards and not 10000. When issuing to Out Patients Department be bloat the figures so than… Read more »
choka phiri
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Its People working in the hospital Who steal medicines to private clinics. How Come that one find medicines in clinics? The problem is that private clinics are owned by same doctors Who are working at public hospitals. They are more interested making money since they get more with private. Its was with Kamuzu Banda. Its the same with alla businesses are in the hands of minister and MPS. That is why there is Corruption. It should not be allowed for a minister to own or start businesses while he/she is in that position. U can not serve two masters at… Read more »
snelia
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You can’t stop this malpractice because most of senior doctors are running their own private hospitals.can you please find out how they import their drugs into their private hospitals.

MCHEMO
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DRUG THEFT WILL NEVER STOP UNTIL ONE OR TWO PEOPLE ARE PUBLICLY HUMILIATED IN A WHISTLESTOP PARADE OF THEM IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN ALL REGIONS FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THEM THAT WILL BE A HOUSE OF SHAME SCENARIO.

GO FOR IT GOVERNMENT

Mphwache
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Druggate at Central Medical Stores, Sugargate at Illovo, Beergate at Calsberg, Human trafficking gate at Malawi border posts, Watergate at the Water Boards, Maizegate at the silos and Admarc, Powergate at Escom, hey trek me what works in that Country, I really wanted to invest in something for Malawi but eeeeiiiiisssshh

Ronald Chisaka
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The whole civil service is full of corrupt stuff from the tale to head its just a disease anyway

Zondiwe
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We Malawians have failed to look after drugs that donors give us.
Ministry of Health has very educated people all over. How come they are failing to control drug safety?
Malawians talk too much but do not act truthfully. Too busy thinking and dealing with tribalism and hatred of minority groups in this small country. What a pity!

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