The national health ministry hasn’t been able to resupply the Maridi Hospital since 2015. It has run out of drugs and patients are being asked to go buy their medicines from private pharmacies.
Chandi Sevia, Medical Director at Maridi Hospital has disclosed that patients are being advised to purchase drugs from private pharmacies outside of the hospital. This is due to a severe shortage of drugs and medicines in the hospital.
Sevia went on to blame the shortage of drugs on the National Ministry of Health in Juba which has failed to dispatch a single consignment of drugs allocated to the hospital since January.
Interestingly, patients requiring HIV/AIDS drugs are still able to receive their drugs at the hospital, but this is only because these medicines are provided by a foreign NGO.