Gvt Announces New NatPharm Board

GOVERNMENT has appointed a new National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) board consisting of five experts in a move that is set to boost the company’s corporate image professionalism.

By Kudakwashe Pembere

Announcing the new board on Friday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo tasked the appointees to fill up the NatPharm warehouses currently stocked at 65 percent.

“Yes at the moment there is a low stock level at NatPharm. So the challenge which is there is for you to make sure that we improve out stocks. We have moved without you the board from 58 percent to about 65 percent. So we expect you as a board to be able to push to be able to reach a 100 percent. Such that we will have all our district hospitals, all our rural healthcare clinics full of medicines,” he said.

Among members of the board are Dr Billy Rigava as the chairperson, Dr Harunavamwe Notburga Chifamba, Advocate Rachel Chibaya, Dr Johnson Shonhe and Mr Gerald Gore. The team will bring in legal, medical, procurement and financial expertise.

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