December 6, 2021

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NDA shuts 167 drug outlets, seizes Shs81m drugs

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Luwero – October 15th, 2021. National Drug Authority (NDA) has concluded a 12-day enforcement operation in Kampala Extra Region covering three Districts of Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Luwero.

This is part of NDA’s routine post market surveillance activities intended to protect the human and animal population from drugs and health care products that are substandard, counterfeit, unauthorized and, unqualified persons handling drugs among others.

During the operation 503 drug outlets were inspected – 20 pharmacies, 454 drug shops (408 human and 46 veterinary), 2 herbal drug shops and 27 clinics.

Of the outlets visited 281 were licensed, 55 had their licenses in process, and 167 outlets including 6 pharmacies were found with non-compliance issues.

These were issued closure notices and 336 boxes of assorted drugs estimated at Ush. 81,250,000 were impounded from them.

NDA advised all operators whose drug outlets have been closed and whose drugs have been impounded to report to NDA Kampala Extra Regional offices in Nakawa, Kampala for guidance on compliance requirements.

NDA thankws those outlets that are compliant and encourages them to maintain the good spirit.

NDA reminded all drug operators that the new licensing season for calendar year 2022 has started, and we call upon all stakeholders to take note and commence the renewal exercise as soon as possible.

“NDA extends appreciation to the public, local authorities, Uganda Police Force, the media, for their tremendous support during this just completed enforcement operation,” reads a Friday statement.

“As we continue to observe the standing operating procedures to mitigate the spread of covid-19, NDA encourages the public to go for vaccination.”

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