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Medicine availability says study

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th June 2013 07:37 PM

Medicine availability in health facilities has improved, according to a recent study done in 10 districts by a Multi Sector coalition that included public sector and civil society.

Medicine availability says study

Medicine availability in health facilities has improved, according to a recent study done in 10 districts by a Multi Sector coalition that included public sector and civil society.

By Violet Nabatanzi

Medicine availability in health facilities has improved, according to a recent study done in 10 districts by a Multi Sector coalition that included public sector and civil society.

 The coalition interacted with patients to see whether they got the medicines prescribed and 66 percent said they got all the medicines required.

 The study however revealed that the patients were not satisfied with the process of getting the supplies.

 The study which was conducted in the districts of Wakiso, Mbarara, Kasese, Kapchorwa, Oyam, Paliisa, Nwoya, Iganga, Soroti and Nebbi , was released by the head of capacity building at the Joint Medical stores Emmanuel Higenyi at a meeting in Kampala.

 The objective of the study was to establish the level of patient satisfaction with healthcare services.

 The study further  revealed that health facilities deep in communities opened late at around 11.00am and closed at around 2.00pm, so the patients who came earlier, had to wait for three hours, and those who came after 2.00pm they had to interact with a guard.

 “In most cases the facility guard had to intervene and sometime provided care at that level,” the study revealed.

 The study noted that diversion of medicines still exists in spite of embossment.

 

Medicine availability says study

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