The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has started to monitor public health institutions to make sure drugs are not being diverted to the black market, The Herald reports.
ZACC confirmed the operation in a statement that said:
The objective of the operation is to ensure that there are no leakages and abuse in the distribution of drugs to hospitals.
The operation is meant to bring sanity to hospitals and improve service delivery and stamp out corruption that has seen patients in some parts of the country being made to pay huge amounts of money for drugs which are sourced by Government funds or donated by the Global Fund, WHO and other international partners
Zimbabwean hospitals have been battling drug shortages for some time now, with doctors on strike citing the drug shortage as one of the things they want to be fixed before they return to work.
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