Hospital closed for dispensing unauthorised ARVs

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A Chinese-owned hospital in Kitwe has been closed for unlawfully giving out Anti-Retroviral drugs while four other health facilities have been closed for various offences that include stocking and dispensing expired medicines and mixing food items and drugs in a fridge.

The five health facilities closed are Section 5 Mine in Luanshya, Baluba Shaft Mine, Copperbelt University clinic in Kitwe and Sinozam Hospital.

In a statement, HPCZ chief executive director and registrar Aaron Mujajati has disclosed that the five facilities were also operating under poor state of infrastructure as well as lack of clinical supervisions.

He says some facilities had been offering unlicensed ambulances coupled with inadequate essential equipments.

Dr. Mujajati further says other facilities such as Sinozam Hospital were offering unaccredited Anti- Retroviral treatment services.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mujajati says the five facilities will be charged accordingly and will only be allowed to re-open after HCPZ is satisfied that corrective measures have been taken.


2 Responses to Hospital closed for dispensing unauthorised ARVs

  1. Meanwhile ZAMRA is asleep when its their responsibility to ensure good and appropriate drug quality in the pharmacies

    October 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

  2. I have not seen any government clinic or hospital closed has far us we know government hospitals are worse then closed……..

    kuku one
    October 27, 2018 at 10:32 pm

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