Government Explains Shortage of Septrine drugs, Promises More Supply Soon
The minister of state for General duties in the ministry of health Sarah Opendi has assured the country that by July this year, the country will have required quantity of septrine, a drug that is in combination with ARVs for the public with HIV/AIDS virus.
She says they experienced a funding gap but now the country has secured funding from the global fund for this cause.
This as reports in the media today highlighted scarcity of the drug (septrine) and this affects the lives of people who are supposed to take it on a daily basis.
However, she denied reports on the scarcity of ARVS in the country saying these are available with National medical stores.
This after the Nakaseke south Mp Luttamaguzi Ssemakula asked the ministry of health to intervene in the scarcity of ARVs and septrine at Nakaseke hospital where over 600 patients are missing out on these drugs.