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National Drug Authority closes unauthorized medical facilities in the Eastern region.

15 January, 2024

National Drugs Authority (NDA) has closed more than 100 unauthorised drug shops and impounded 300 boxes filled with drugs worth 80 million shillings in an operation carried out in Eastern Uganda.

Speaking at a press conference, Samuel Kyomukama the head of enforcement at NDA said the operations targeted the Districts of Budaka, Mbale, Pallisa, Kween, Bududa, Mbale City and Sironko among others. According to Kyomukama, the operation targeted unregistered drug shops and unqualified people managing them.

Duncan Okello the Elgon Region Deputy Police Commander has called for compliance saying operations will continue.