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NDA ASK RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO INTERVENE IN STEALING OF GOVT DRUGS

BY EMMANUEL BAHEMBA

The National Drug Authority, NDA has asked religious leaders to sensitize the public about the dangers of stealing Government drugs from public health facilities which has continued to put life of Ugandans at risk.

The NDA Board Chairperson Medard Bitekyerezo revealed this during a Thanks giving Mass as part of the activities to mark NDA’s jubilee celebrations at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Dr. Bitekyerezo said stealing of Government Drugs has been a major challenge to the NDA since inception adding that Religious Leaders need to pray for the Authority to enable it accomplish its goals.

Dr. Bitekyerezo who sounded ironical attributed the stealing of Drugs to the health officers, their subordinates from the Drug stores whom he accuse of continuously stealing government Drugs.

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He wonders that there are some prominent personals who have always pleaded to release culprits caught stealing government Drugs which he says requires prayers that God manifests to them to know that it wrong to steal Government Drugs

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The Ag Director General of Health Services Henry Mwebesa pledged support from the Ministry of Health to the Authority.

He commends the Authority for the surveillance in ensuring safety of Ugandans citing the recent crackdown of illegal drug shops and illegal sale of Government Drugs.

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The main celebrant Rev Can Rebecca Nyegenye decried the continued supply of counterfeits on the market adding that it calls for the intervention of the Lord need to safeguard Ugandans.

Sheikh Ali Muhammad Waiswa the 2nd Deputy Mufti sounded unhappy about individuals who have negated their responsibilities adding that they will be accounted before their creator.

He attributed to the neglect by the medical workers who on most occasions have been portrayed in the media as casting deaf hear to patients who eventually die out of negligence.

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