By Keefa Nuwahereza
The government of Uganda has through the National Drug Authority (NDA) and Joint Medical Store (JMS), issued a notice recalling assorted drugs from the market, because of their deadly side effects on consumers.
According to a notice issued by Emmanuel Higenyi, the JMS Director Technical Service, the drugs that have been recalled are those manufactured by Zhenjiang Pharmaceuticals Co.Ltd and Grand Pharmaceuticals Limited.
The drugs that have since been banned from sale and for treatment or use as pain killers include;
Gentamycyn, Oxytocin Injection, Diclofenac Injection, Quinine Injection, Cloxacillin Injection, Lidocaine Injection, Aminophylline, Atropine Injection, Metoclopramide, Calcium Gluconate, Vitamin B Complex injection, Indocemethacin, Tetracycline Capsules, Prmethazine Injection.
As a result of the notice, JMS warns the general public to do the following;Check all your medicine stores, nurse cabins,Patient wards and all other departments for medicines manufactured by the two manufacturers above.
Provide details regarding quantity and any other inquiries via JMS telephone numbers 0776514703,0753021836 or via email quality @jms.co.ug.Return quantities to the nearest JMS branch or outlet (JMS Nsambya, JMS Aria, JMS Mbarara, Virika Pharmaceuticals Fort Portal, Diocese of Jinja Medical Services, Masaka Diocesan Medical Services).
The details will be verified promptly and we process and deliver replacements as soon as possible.
In case you bought the items from another supply please return them to the supplier and report to the nearest NDA offices.
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