CMST Boasts of Adequate Supplies

The assurance was made on Thursday when the deputy minister paid his maiden visit to the Trust’s office in Blantyre The assurance was made on Thursday when the deputy minister paid his maiden visit to the Trust’s office in Blantyre - pic by Happy Njalam'mano

Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) says it has 52 percent of essential medicines and medical supplies in its stocks.

Board chairperson for the Trust, Josiah Mayani, has assured deputy minister of health, Enock Phale, that the stock is enough to respond to any call.

The assurance was made on Thursday when the deputy minister paid his maiden visit to the Trust’s office in Blantyre.

Phale says it is pleasing to have the supplies at a time the country is going through floods and COVID19.

“Coming also from the face of COVID19, we thought we should best get prepared and the best preparedness we can do is to have a properly monitored stocks in our medical stores.

“The impression which I have is that it is very reasonable. I don’t think we can press a panic button now because we have above 50 percent stock level, which is okay,” he said.

Mayani says the easing down of COVID19 has helped much in stocking the stores with supplies.

“We have to understand that the coming in of COVID19 affected the supply chain. Whenever we had orders, our suppliers had to wait to get the supplies elsewhere such as India and China and our levels went down. That was when districts complained of drug shortage.

“Now that the system has improved, we are also improving on a daily a daily basis. That news is to some extent now going down,” he said.

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