National Drug Authority impounds 50 boxes of veterinary drugs,80 drug outlets closed in southwestern Uganda
In bid to improve the veterinary drug supply service delivery in southwestern region, the National Drug Authority (NDA) has conducted and concluded a 15-day intensive support supervision/inspection of veterinary outlets, sampled agro-chemical shops.
Addressing the press today at their offices in Mbarara, Keneth Kiiza the regional manager said the inspection was conducted in 8 districts of Lyantonde, Mbarara, Kazo, Kitagwenda among others – a total of 326 outlets of which 278 drug shops .
Kiiza said 80 non-compliant drug outlets were closed and 50 boxes of drugs were impounded though there has been a slight improvement in the management and supply of veterinary drugs in the region.
Dr. Andrew Akashaba,the district veterinary officer said as Mbarara district local government they are strict on the use of veterinary drugs and they continue cautioning private veterinarians to fully register themselves to avoid being arrested and barred from being veterinary doctors across the country.