THE MANAGER of the country’s national medical store has denied claims the country is facing shortage of medical supplies.
It was reported the country is facing a shortage of essential medical supplies following the April floods and recent disease outbreaks of dengue fever, measles and diarrhoea.
But speaking to this paper in an interview, Willie Horoto said there is no shortage of medical supplies at the national medical store.
“We have a full stock of all critical items currently in store despite the flooding and disease outbreaks in the country.”
Horoto said currently they have to store some supplies outside the warehouse in containers due to limited space at the national medical warehouse.
He explained that they have just received their main tender of medical supplies, which should not cause any panic to the general public.
“The recent flooding and disease outbreaks are challenges they face but during such situation they can make emergency orders which solve the issue in time.”
The medical store manager said now that the country is going towards the rainy season, they have anticipated these seasons and are well prepared for any outbreak of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and diarrhoea.
Horoto said past experiences of natural disasters and weather patterns has helped them to prepare in advance for such situation.
“In essence, whether we have high or low in medical items in stock, we are expecting the arrivals of medical supplies soon,” Horoto added.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA