Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng hands over two refrigerated trucks to National Medical Stores


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By Reporter The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has on Wednesday handed over two refrigerated trucks to National Medical Stores (NMS) to safely transport vaccines across the country under the required conditions. The two of the five refrigerated trucks were procured by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Uganda with support from GAVI to support vaccination in the country. While handing over the trucks to NMS General Manager, Moses Kamabare, Dr Aceng said the vehicles were well equipped to ensure vaccines are kept at optimal temperatures while being delivered. She also said 5 out of 10 refrigerated trucks available at NMS were due for disposal. “Out of the 10 trucks currently available in National Medical stores, 5 refrigerated trucks are due for disposal. Our expectations are that the trucks will be deployed in supporting the immunization activities and other health related activities,” she said. She added that the trucks will support NMS to build a resilient fleet to distribute and support Immunization activities across the country. Kamabare said “The trucks are built to perfection, and we are glad that they have come out the way we agreed with the manufacturers.” He said the arrival of trucks was...