Ministry heightens medical supplies search

Minister Edwin Dikoloti speaking at Press Conference PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Minister Edwin Dikoloti speaking at Press Conference PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Minister of Health, Dr Edwin Dikoloti says his Ministry has engaged the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to liaise with companies that manufacture medicines in order to deal with dire supplies shortages in the country.

“That in realising the dire state of availability of medicines in the country and the challenges with sourcing, towards the end of last year, my Ministry made an appeal to our foreign missions through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist with identifying and connecting us with manufacturing companies that could provide us with medicines,” Dikoloti told the media today at then Central Medical Stores (CMS).

He said it is through the initiative that one company from India, MedWise was identified, and it managed to successfully register 18 products with Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA).

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