Kaugere Urban Clinic located in the Moresby South Electorate has been out of antibiotics for both children and adults for some time now.
The Clinic Health Manager, Josephine Mamis said that they haven’t received any new medical supplies even though they have been following up with their suppliers for a while.
“We do not have antibiotic suspension for the children and tablets for the adults.”
“Right now, we just write prescriptions for the patients and refer them to the pharmacies to buy their medicine.”
“It is sad when we have to do that because not everyone can afford to buy medicine from the pharmacies.”
She said the basic drugs such as paracetamol and antibiotics like amoxicillin and septrin usually run out quickly.
Mamis added that currently at the clinic, they are seeing an increase of patients presenting themselves at the clinic with flu and alot of children under the age of 5 are reporting mumps.
She also said they usually have routine immunization on Tuesdays and Thursdays but due to the Supplementary Immunization Activity for Measles Rubella, Polio and Vitamin A, they are carrying out immunizations every day so they can make sure that all children under 5 get immunized.