June 18, 2024

Health facilities in Lira City grappling with drug shortage

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)


Government health units in Lira city are grappling with shortage of drugs.

In a monitoring visit to health facilities by councilors of Lira city last week, it was realized that most of the government health facilities and those that are not for profit are running with inadequate drugs.

Sarah Awor Angweri, Lira city female worker’s representative said the health facilities were operating well, but are faced with a challenge of drug shortage.

She tasked the health department of Lira City to ensure drugs are supplied to the health facilities to serve patients visiting the facilities.

Lira city principal Medical officer Dr. Benard Otucu said, all the health facilities except Ober HCIV received drug supply from the National medical Stores in November last year.

He said they have requested for more drugs and are waiting for a response from National medical Stores.

Lira city has health facilities such as; Lira regional referral Hospital, Ober HCIV, Ongica HCIII, Anyomorem HCII, Barapwo HCIII, Ogengo HCII, Adyel HCII, Ngetta HCIII, PAG hospital, Ayago HCIII and Boroboro HCIII.