Phikwe Hospital Runs Out Of High Blood Pressure Drugs

source: Mmegi
Calistus Kolantsho
Correspondent

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Selebi-Phikwe government hospital has a shortage of high blood pressure tablets. The hospital public relations officer, Obakeng Sukube said that two weeks ago, they ordered 1,000 packets of Nifedipine from Central Medical Stores (CMS) but they only got 50.

“This is a referral hospital and we get referrals from clinics in the region and the drugs were wiped out quickly. The problem is with CMS because they failed to supply us with the quantity we require. Right now, we have placed another order of 1,700 packets but I know we will not get this,” he said.

Sukube explained that Nifedipine comes in two types – the XL and the normal drug. He stated that there can be a negative reaction if a patient does not take the drug for a month or two.

Meanwhile, the hospital management came under heavy criticism from Selebi-Phikwe councillors for locking the gates of [continue reading]

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