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Uganda: Mbarara Health Centres Lack Drugs, Say Officials

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There is shortage of drugs at health centres in Mbarara Municipality, the residents and officials have said.

Health workers at most health centres, including Mbarara Municipal Council Health IV are sending patients to private pharmacies to buy drugs after their illnesses have been diagnosed.

"At the end of December, I took my six-year-old boy to Kakoba Health Centre III (in Kakoba Division), he was diagnosed with malaria but the health workers told us to go and buy drugs in a private pharmacy. I never bought all the drugs because of lack of money," Mr Moses Bitwire, a resident, said on Thursday.

Ms Anitah Natukunda, a resident of Andrews Cell in Kamukuzi Division, shared a similar experience.

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