VICE-PRESIDENT Mutale Nalumango on Friday visited various hospitals in Lusaka where she was told that available essential medicines at the facilities ranged between 60 and 93 per cent. Meanwhile, some patients talked to at Levy, Matero and Chipata hospitals maintained that hospitals do not have drugs as they are usually given prescriptions to buy drugs and other supplies such as testing kits. The Vice-President’s visit started at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital where she was informed that essential drugs were at 93 percent in terms of availability, whereas ARVs, TB and Malaria drugs were at 100 per cent and COVID-19 supplies at 83 per cent. Levy Mwanawasa senior Medical Superintendent Professor John Musuku said the conflict with members of the public might…...

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