Gasabo closes unlicensed, substandard dispensaries

By IGIHE
On 15 November 2017 at 11:30

A number of dispensaries in Gatsata sector of Gasabo District have been closed after an intensive inspection that found them to be lacking in several areas and giving expired drugs.

It is now a week since Gatsata sector officials started the exercise.

The Executive Secretary of Gatsata Sector, Gertrude Urujeni, said that most of dispensaries were closed due to poor hygiene, selling expired drugs, unqualified a unlicensed medical services providers.

“Some had a very poor services and hygienically wanting. Others were not authorized by the Ministry of Health.”

The Gasabo District Vice-mayor in Charge of Social Affairs, Languide Nyirabahire said that the inspection and, where deemed fit, closure, will continue in other sectors of the district.

“This inspection will reach all sectors. Wherever we find a dispensary lacking the necessary requirement, bad hygiene or poor service; we shall immediately close it,” she said.

With Emma-Marie Umurerwa
[email protected]

Gasabo vice mayor in charge of social affairs, Languida Nyirabahire

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