Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WC experiencing shortage of measles and hepatitis vaccines

Lusanda Bill
27 November 2013

The Western Cape Department of Health has confirmed that there is a shortage of measles and hepatitis vaccines. 

MEC of Health Theuns Botha said poor stock management at national government level is an indication of poor management and patients suffer as a result. 

Botha said the department is looking at alternative ways to address the problem. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Helene Rossouw said this is a problem across South Africa not only the Western Cape.  It is caused by international mass polio and measles campaign.

Rossouw added that the provincial government is in contact with the national department of health to try and resolve the problem as swiftly as possible. 

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