Makgato aware of drug shortages


Shortage of vital drugs remains a challenge with government continuously failing to fully supply health facilities with vital drugs hence putting the lives of Batswana at risk.

This came to light once again yesterday at Parliament when the Minister of Health and Wellness Dorcus Makgato was answering a question from Member of Parliament for Mahalapye West Joseph Molefe, who wanted to know if she was aware of the challenges of availability of drugs at Mahalapye District Hospital.

Molefe wanted to know if the minister was aware and the measures in place to address non-availability of vital and essential drugs. He also wanted to know what is being done to alleviate patients’ long waiting time at the pharmacy.

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