APAC-The Joint Clinical Research Centre [JCRC], in partnership with Direct Relief from United States of America has donated essential medicines worth Shs 167 million to Apac district hospital.
The medicines include ringers lactate, dextrose, oral rehydration solutions, monofilament polypropylene, cephalexin capsules, amoxicillin, and penicillin among others.
It was handed over by Dr. Mary Namubiro an official from JCRC to the district secretary for education and health, Sam Opira on Wednesday.
The assorted medicines supplies, according to Opira, will complement supplies of the Government`s National Medical stores [NMS].
The district has 16 health facilities but faced challenges of drug stockouts, late supplies from NMS, and lack of essential medicines.
“The donation is a big boost to us and complements supplies from NMS in helping our people,” Opira said.
He added that the population of the district is growing visa viz the challenge of inadequate government medicines and other medical supplies.
“We are quite happy for the partnership by JCRC and Direct Relief from the United State of America,” he added.
According to the statement released by JCRC, they pledged continued contribution towards commodity supply to the district.
Many health facilities in Lango Sub-region face challenges of inadequate health workers, drugs and supplies stockouts, shortage of staff accommodation, dilapidated structures among others.
The sub-region comprises nine districts of Lira, Alebtong, Otuke, Amolatar, Kole, Kwania, Oyam, Dokolo, and Apac.
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