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ZAMMSA Transfers Equipment After Theft

The 1.6 million Kwacha worth of medical supplies that were stolen from a warehouse close to the KENNETH KAUNDA International Airport in Lusaka have been relocated by the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency, or ZAMMSA.

The decision, according to ZAMMSA Director General BILLY MWEETWA, is in response to the theft of medical supplies from the warehouse.

According to Mr. MWEETWA, the equipment and medications have been transferred to the Central Warehouse in Lusaka’s Light Industrial District. This location is more secure because it is guarded by both private and government security.

Also, Mr. MWEETWA has urged the general public to report anyone discovered in possession of dental kit that has been stolen from ZAMMSA.

He claimed that because of their serial numbers, the kits are very easy to track.

In the meantime, THABO KAWANA, the director of information and media, has disclosed that ZAMMSA has provided cholera kits to each of the country’s 10 provincial centers.

According to Mr. KAWANA, the distribution was made in case of a cholera epidemic outside of the provinces of Eastern and Luapula, where the sickness is being treated.

When he went to the ZAMMSA Central Warehouse in Lusaka to see how things were doing, he remarked this.

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