MINISTRY of Health permanent secretary in charge of administration Dr George Magwende says some provinces have been identified as having high levels of drug pilferage. And Dr Magwende says a joint task force is still investigating the Ministry of Health Procurement Department which was placed on suspension in December last year. Commenting on National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) acting Director General Tontela Siwale’s revelation that the lack of drugs within the system had been the most commonly lodged complaint by beneficiaries, Dr Magwende said government was actively curbing pilferage of drugs, which had contributed to the shortage. “The other thing that has actually played negatively I think is the high level of pilferage. We are also actively curbing that…....

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