Secretary for National Department of Health

Kase announces changes in drug procurement

Kase said they have had challenges with the shortage of some medical supply and drugs.

“The shortages are not system wide but have been keenly felt by some facilities while others have adequate supplies,” he said.

“We are aware that the existence of shortages falls short of community standards and we are working hard to address the problem.”

He said directions have been issued for a series of coordinated actions to meet the most urgent needs and to propose system reforms to address the underlying causes of drug supply shortages at multiple levels of the system.