Expired drugs distributed by government in a consignment worth K60 million
An investigation carried by the pharmaceutical society of Zambia-PSZ- has revealed that the health kits recently distributed by government contain expired drugs.
PSZ president Jerome Kanyika has since called on the ministry of health to recall the consignment of medicines worth k60 million which was recently flagged off.
Mr Kanyika says most of the drugs have changed color indicating that they are not good for human consumption.
He explains that PSZ is concerned because the drugs have been distributed country wide and that PSZ will not sit idle when members of the public are being subjected to consume expired medication.
According to Mr. Kanyika, the drugs were supplied by honey bee pharmacy which government contracted to supply essential medicines.
But ministry of health spokesperson Dr. Abel Kabalo has refuted the allegations stating that the latest expiry date on most of the medication is 2022,