Health Minister Dumps NatPharm Retail Pharmacies

GOVERNMENT has put plans of establishing NatPharm owned retail pharmacies on hold following indications that government has  decided to prioritise public health institutions, a Cabinet Minister revealed on Wednesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health today, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo said it wqas uncalled for to pursue the NatPharm deal. “Then you said are you going to be filling your NatPharm pharmacies. We are not even thinking of NatPharm Pharmacies. We will be very silly to be even thinking of that. “We…

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Parliament Rejects NatPharm Retail Pharmacies Bid

LEGISLATORS say they are against the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm)’s idea of setting up retail pharmacies at a time when hospitals and clinics in the country do not have medicines. By Kudakwashe Pembere During a tour of  NatPharm by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health,  Committee chair Dr Ruth Labode said the establishment of NatPharm’s retail pharmacies was deceitful of the Ministry of Health and Childcare and the company to come up with this idea when public health institutions’ pharmacies do not have some of the medications. “I think on…

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