MINISTRY of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Dr Luckson Kasonka says Cabinet office has advised his Ministry to use alternative modalities to procure drugs in the country. On Friday, December 3, 2021, the entire Ministry of Health Procurement Department was closed and put on suspension pending investigations by a joint task force. In an interview, Dr Kasonka confirmed that the department was still closed, but added that no matter how long it took, investigative wings needed to do a thorough job. The Ministry of Health PS stated that the drug supply chain would not be affected as a result of the suspension as other systems were being used for procurement. “The department is still closed and the suspension has…...

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