THE Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) has threatened to terminate underperforming local suppliers’ contracts, revealing that some of them are only operating at 60 percent capacity. And ZAMMSA Director General Billy Mweetwa has admitted that there is a shortage of some drugs in certain health facilities, attributing this to poor supply by local suppliers. In his opening remarks during the ZAMMSA media open day, Thursday, Mweetwa lamented the underperformance of local suppliers. “Over a period of six months, six solid months and above, some of them have had these contracts [and] they have only delivered 60 percent. That is underperforming, massive underperforming and they are the same ones who want to get new contracts. At the end of…...

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