NDA impounds drugs worth UGX 100M, over 200 outlets face closure

The National Drug Authority (NDA) Friday concluded a one-week compliance enforcement operation targeting drug outlets for both human and veterinary services in south western Uganda.

The operation which is in line with the Authority’s routine post market surveillance policy, targeted eleven districts in the region including Mbarara, Buhweju, Rwampara, Ibanda, Ntungamo among others saw a total of 281 outlets inspected.

According to the NDA spokesperson, Abiaz Rwamwiri a total of 225 drug outlets have been served with closure notices and a total of 229 boxes of assorted drugs worth over UGX 100 million have been impounded due to noncompliance issues.

Rwamwiri said they are on the hunt for the proprietor of a clinic located in the Kashenyi area, Rukungiri for selling drugs and test kits belonging to the government of Uganda.

“GoodLife Medical Clinic in Kashenyi Go-down, Rukungiri owned by a one Moyito Maurice was found selling drugs and malaria test kits clearly marked Government of Uganda Not for Sale. The drugs were impounded and the operator is still on the run.” Rwamwiri said.

The operation is a continuation of the enforcement to ensure drug safety and compliance across the country.

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