Central Medical Stores confirms lack of medicine in Malawi hospitals due to lack of money

Public hospitals are fast running out essential medical drugs because suppliers have stopped supplying the drugs to The Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST)  because of the government failure to pay them, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has been told.

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CMST chairperson Hilda Singo said the public medical drugs storage has run out of drugs now.

“The government has not been paying the suppliers their money so they have suspended the supply of the drugs to Central Medical Stores,” she said.

Public hospitals get their medical supplies from the Central Medical Stores.

Mhango could not comment on the matter immediately but most hospitals, including Thyolo and Nsanje district hospitals have already sent SOS on drug shortages.

Patients are only given prescriptions in public hospitals and told to buy the medicine from private pharmacies, which in most cases are beyond the reach of the poor patients.

This comes at a time when the government has come under fire for hiring foreign lawyers at K600 million for the appeals election case when public hospitals are running out of medicine due to lack of money.

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Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
6 months ago

Ndiye wina akutaya K600million kupanga import ma lawyer while there are no medicines in hospitals. Pamenepa mutu ukugwira? Poti iwo amapita ku zipatala zakunja eti? Simunatengepo phunziro pa imfa ya Bingu?

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
6 months ago

Hahaha. When you hear Central Medical stores, that name is synonymous with all the wrong reasons.
CMS is a place where things citizens don’t want thrive

Mina
Mina
6 months ago

This old man has failed Malawians I wonder why is still clinging the presidency

Mwini muzi.
Mwini muzi.
6 months ago

Sitinati. Ndalama ilipo ya elections.

Honestly
Honestly
6 months ago

But they have money to hire Lawyers from South Africa.
Shame. These are the people who were appealing to say another election will cost Malawi alot money. Its ok for them to spend it.
This is suspicious. Wina sakugona anadya zochuluka.

Chriss
Chriss
6 months ago

Mumva kuti Hilda transfer

Opewe
Opewe
6 months ago

Singo sounds like Mtambo’s sister.

Munyasiwa
Munyasiwa
6 months ago

How can a president pick the vice president in the name of Polofesa Chimulilenje . Is the so called Polofesa serious to rule and develop Malawi? No wonder he is living in Fingerpole where in DPP hospitals have alot of drugs and the government is busy kumanga ma stadium, dubious tenders, MEC spending MK600 million, ………… Koma imeneye tizagulitsa ma prado awo aja tizabweze kuboma kuti tikagulire mankhwala. Ndalama imeneyi yandiwawa zedi. Jane pliz use you head and wisdom to set free Malawi before it is too late .We will not allow you to go away with this at the… Read more »

Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

Building stadium’s for two teams that do not play good soccer and hiring coronavirus lawyers from south Africa yet people are dying in hospitals . What are the priorities of our govt? When people are saying this Govt has to go it is because of this .

Lolran
Lolran
6 months ago

We are keeping money for the re-run.

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