HALT SALE OF HEPATITIS B- PARLIAMENT
Parliament’s Health Committee has resolved to halt the sale Hepatitis B vaccine in private clinics.
Committee Chairperson, Michael Bukenya has ruled that the public should be directed to receive the vaccine from designated public health facilities.
This follows the shocking discovery by the National Drug Authority NDA of a fake vaccine on the market. MPs on the Committee pressed the Chairperson of the NDA Board of Directors, Dr. Medard Bitekyerezo, on the extent of harm that could have befallen victims of the fake vaccine
. Bitekyerezo asked the Commissioner Pharmaceutical services at the Ministry of Health, Morris Seru, to brief the MPs on steps taken to resolve the issue.
Seru had no immediate response, except to tell MPs that the ministry was analyzing all the facts, and would brief the nation on the fake vaccine crisis later in the day. He could also not tell what harm the fake vaccine may have caused, noting that the NDA was still testing it.
His response angered MPs who demanded that the ministry halt all vaccination until the matter is resolved