By Immaculate Amony
Lira District will in the next 3 months not be receiving supplies for Anti-malaria commodities from National Medical Stories.
This followed a reduction in the prevalence of malaria cases registered at local health facilities within the District.
Speaking in a press briefing, Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the Lira District Health Officer said the prevalence of malaria has greatly reduced before explaining how Lira as a District will be missing out on the next consignment.
The DHO attributed the fall in Malaria prevalence to the government program of Indoor Residual Spray and sleeping under the insecticide treated mosquito nets.
According to Dr. Ocen, the Push and Pull system being used by National Medical Stores- NMS is the reason behind drug overlap.
Meanwhile Milton Odongo, the Lira Resident District Commissioner cautioned those health officials who might be tempted to steal government drugs even when they are in excess to stop least, they will be arrested.
According to study on the trend of malaria morbidity in Lira District by the Malaria Journal, the proportions of outpatient attendance due to malaria dropped from 18.7% before spraying to 15. 1% after IRS. The proportion outpatient attendance due to confirmed malaria also dropped from 5.1% before spraying to 4.0%