By Wasswa Deo
National medical store is set to shift from Entebbe to Kajjansi by mid next year to have a bigger capacity of warehouse for it’s operations.
Speaking to media, Moses Kamabale, managing director national medical store says the facilities apparently at Entebbe has a capacity of storing only 8000 pallet positions but still there is demand for space as supplies exceeds the space available.
With the new facility, the capacity will now increase to 30.000 pallet positions and this will be the biggest of the kind on the continent.
The construction in Kajjansi is ongoing and the facility will sit on 10 acres of land.
By Robert Ssegawa
National Medical Store has clarified that Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA should not charge Ugandans for Yellow Fever vaccinations.
Ugandans are required to have Yellow fever vaccination before travelling to some foreign countries and many have been paying 100,000 shillings to KCCA get the jab and the Yellow fever card.
Dan Kimosho the spokesperson for National Medical Stores says KCCA should not charge Ugandans since the money used to pay for the vaccine was already appropriated under the Kiruddu healthy center budget.
He says it is wrong for KCCA to charge members of the public because the vaccine they are using was supplied to them using money obtained from an existing budget.