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Shortage of medicine should not be a worry

August 5, 2012 7:36 pm

Concerns have been raised on the shortage of medicine in most health facilities.

The Health Ministry says they are expecting a consignment of medical supplies later this month from Asian countries.

Chief Pharmacist- Apolosi Vosanibola says buying medicines from those countries is for a reason.

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‘Basically for two reasons and that is to support government initiative on Look North Policy and as well as the pricing structure is much cheaper compared to other developed countries.’

$9m were allocated by government for the purchasing of medicines from overseas.

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