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Citizen’s Concern: Is Chilenje Clinic Dispensing Expired Drugs?

Not too long ago, I read that the Health Professional Council of Zambia closed Fairview Hospital in Lusaka for endangering the lives of patients.

HPCZ cited abnormalities at the institution among them stocking and dispensing of expired drugs.

Well, yesterday afternoon my three year old daughter was taken to Chilenje mini hospital with severe cough and flu and the health personnel dispensed some Cefuroxime Axetil for oral suspension USP and further gave a prescription of two other drugs which were not in stock, Panaldo syrup and Triphen expectorant.

On their way back home, my daughter’s mother noticed that this Cefuroxime Axetil that was administered was actually expired. She decided to dash back to the hospital to be given none expired drugs and guess what? It was discovered all the Cefuroxime Axetil that Chilenje mini Hospital has in stock is expired.

Could this be an isolated incident or this is the reality in most of our health posts across the country? One only wonders as to how many of these expired drugs have found their way in patients’ bodies.

Could the stories we read about not too long ago that the government of the Republic of Zambia had procured expired drugs worth millions of dollars be true? I urge all of you who seek medical attention from both government and private hospitals to be vigilant.

Katwishi Bwalya when I insisted during our chat that despite me not being on the ground, I have better informers who are on the ground and keep me posted on the happenings, this is what I meant.

So please get down to work. Go and point that microphone in that government official’s face and let them explain why Chilenje mini hospital has in stock expired drugs and is dispensing them to unsuspecting patients.

25 Comments

  1. Joseph

    its only happen in zambia, the country which run by rats.

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    • Andrew Nanda

      You keep on attributing every bad thing that happens to the president who knows nothing about it, this issues should be paused to the MOH and not to the president’s office. Moreover, what are journalists for…….
      Leave the president alone.

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  2. zeke man

    THEY HAVE EATEN MONEY FOR MEDICINE NOW THEY WANT TO KILL EVERYONE SO THAT THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO TAKE THEM TO COURT.

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    • Obuseva

      Yes future depends on stealing today according to lungu

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    • Obuseva

      Lungu’s legacy is stealing, killing, and hunger. This chap must be ashamed of himself. He has so many battlefronts. He has misplaced priorities. Busy chasing perceived enemies.

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  3. Shaka

    They have stolen the money and bought expired cheap drugs to deceive Zambians

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  4. mulena mulena

    Boza muleke

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  5. Kyakilika

    Useless why blame the president for expired drugs.that is just an internal hospital problem take those drugs to its management so that the in charge can be fired.
    Permanent secretary fire this cap its deliberate it should be a planed move to discredit govt.I m sure the in charge should be tong/upnd and the one who wrote is part of the group.

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  6. maston

    The balem should go pharmacy in charge they don’t following the fefo why I have said that is, in our clinic we don’t have expaly drug don’t bulemu the national to Morry it’s you

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  7. patson

    am passing by PF ZOONA where are we going ths is too much mwandi

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  8. Wisdom Chengo

    It’s like the target is only for private hospitals…
    PF please take an action life precious and more important than money

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  9. Wisdom Chengo

    It’s like the target is only for private hospitals…
    PF please take an action life is precious and more important than money

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  10. Jk

    dununa reverse u wanted let’s go !!!

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  11. Nkonkosheni

    Well spoken mr kyakilika its jst a planed move.

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  12. Dr dd

    People not anything that comes new or old you are saying is the president that caused it to happen don’t blame the innocent president of the republic of Zambia him the president is not God that he can see what is happening around the world or Zambia no is a human being just like all of us this issue take it to the ministry of health these departments knows what to do not the president guys come on the president is doing other staffs do develop our country

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  13. Jms

    First of all we can’t call it s min hospital it’s a clinic, when Dr chiluba brought this ownership to us it Doest mean now we take it wrongly by abusing what we do I think we had a person like mr SATA mhsrip

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  14. Abraham Masauso

    Dr dd you are right, pipo blame the MOH.

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  15. Andrew Nanda

    You keep on attributing every bad that happens to the president who knows nothing about it, this issues should be paused to the MOH and not to the president’s office. Moreover, what are journalists for…….
    Leave the president alone.

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  16. Razor

    Why doesn’t hcoz also visit government hospitals/clinics and shut then down when found wanting. Just cowards or bootlickers?

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  17. James ngosa

    Don’t drag the president in such issues. Leave the able president alone…learn to respect leaders. Whether it’s an opposition who wl be voted in 2021 wl respect him,our role is to submit.

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  18. normal black jesus

    Shame.

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  19. Normal Black Jesus

    Shame

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