QCL Inducted As First Line Buyer By MOH
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine inaugurated First Line Buyers of the Assured Artemesinin Combination Therapy into the ‘Chase Malaria To Zero’ project. This was during an event held at the Ministry Of Health Offices, where Dr. Atwine met QCL delegates, along with other pharmaceutical companies to dialogue about the distribution of anti-malarial drugs at a subsidized cost of shs 3,000 as a way of fighting Malaria in Uganda.
She also explained to the different First Line Buyers present at the function that there is need for them to play a pivotal role in order for Uganda to stand a chance of eradicating Malaria. She cited that there are standard operating procedures that the companies should adhere to as and when their distribution MOUs come into effect.
“Malaria has the largest mortality statistics, even worse than Covid19. If other countries can eliminate Malaria totally, even Uganda can do it. We want to make sure the common man has access to affordable antimalarial drugs. As a supplier, you need to ask yourself what you are contributing to the cause. So please don’t over charge people. This is not a profit making campaign. The ACTm drugs should be sold at 3000 shs to the patients. Suppliers selling it at more than that will face dire consequences including being scraped off the co-payment program as a First line Buyer” said Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine, while addressing the First Line Buyers.
Speaking on behalf of the manufacturers (courtesy of QCL’s partnership with Cipla) at the function, Dr. David Omoding thanked the Ministry Of Health for having recognized their efforts in the fight against Malaria.
“QCL has always been at the forefront, and continues to lead in the fight against the Malaria pandemic. We reaffirm Ugandans that we will continue providing medicines to help wipe out Malaria in the country through providing effective Malaria treatment, advocating for proper diagnosis and rational use of Artemesinin Combination Therapy. We encourage more people to test for Malaria as much as they test for Covid19,” said Dr. David Omoding.
About Quality Chemicals Limited
Quality Chemicals Ltd (QCL) is the leading supplier of quality life science solutions across needs in the facets of; Human Health, Animal Health, Public Health and Crop Health products. Incorporated in 1997 as a private Limited liability company, the company was founded on the premise that there existed within the life sciences market place; a niche for a company that could provide a quality, eminently professional service and yet at the same time was attentive, responsive, helpful and friendly to the needs of the African markets. QCL took lead in the fight against Malaria by becoming the first to roll out the insecticide treated net (ITN), under the flagship brand of KO-Net; which played a role of seismic proportions in the combating of Malaria in Uganda.
Below are some more pictures from the function.