The senior doctors at public hospitals have dismissed claims made by the Ministry of Health that there are stockpiles of drugs at the National Pharmaceuticals (NatPham).
The doctors who visited Natpharm after meeting Minister Obadiah Moyo say there were no medicines and other sundries needed to do their work. A doctor who spoke to Newsday had this to say:
The minister told us that there were stocks at NatPharm. He told us to send representatives to go and see on our behalf and when they went there, all they found were a few samples.
… People were discussing whether to hold a Press conference or to wait for two weeks and give the government a chance to act. Eventually, we agreed to wait and see if concrete action will be taken.