20 May 2015
The Democratic Alliance has raised its
concerns regarding the short of essential drug stock in several hospitals and
clinics across the country.
In a statement the DA alleges that
essential drug stock-outs are at a crisis level due to shortages of certain
pharmaceutical ingredients necessary to treat HIV-positive individuals.
The stock shortage include medication
amongst others blood pressure, ARV’s bipolar disorder and TB medication.
DA MP of Health Wilmot James said we call
on the Minister Aaron Motsaeledi to come and explain what has happen. This is
clearly a problem as a result of spate in action.
“He must come and explain to the portfolio
committee why it is we are facing another backlog of medicine shortages and
stock out so that we can find a solution to the problem and it seems to me that
the solution is obvious, the provincial departments must pay their bills on
time so that we have a proper flow of medicine.” James added.
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