The shortage of medical drugs in Abau District, Central Province, has greatly affected the operations of the health centers in the District. Among these, one of the worst affected is the Moreguina Health Centre.
Moreguina Health Centre Officer-In-Charge Ravu Kapa tells this newsroom there is a no stock on all basic drugs and this includes the basic medicine for children.
Mr Kapa also said the Health Centre does not have any stock for infant immunization jabs.
He further stated that the Health Centre does not have funding or resources to do field work of from one village to another to deliver immunization to infants, and other medical services to those who are in the remotest parts of the district.
“This is a very bad situation because all the basic drugs are finished and there is no pharmacy nearby where the patients can get their drugs from.”
“With continuous rainfall the road condition has gone from bad to worse.”
“The health center was waiting for funding and resources including medical supplies to come through since January and is now mid-July.”
Meanwhile, the Moreguina Ambulance is also down and there are no funds to fix it yet. Mr Kapa is calling on the Area Medical Stores to fast track the process for medical supply and distribution to Abau District and has extended an appeal to the Central Provincial Health Authority to also assist in this area.
Image supplied by Ravu Kapa