By Spy Uganda
Kampala: National Medical Stores (NMS) a government-owned organisation mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and health-related consumable items to government-owned health units in all districts of Uganda has issued a directive that will see non vaccinated Ugandans banned from services.
In fact, the directive has not also spared the Agency’s staff who have been kicked out of their offices and warned not to step back into the Agency’s premises for failure to complete all the vaccination doses.
This has been revealed via a statement issued to the media by the NMS Principal Public Relations Officer, Sheila Nduhukire, who buoyantly backs up the Agency’s directive saying that it is in line with the Government’s wish of seeing all eligible Ugandans vaccinated.
Nduhukire says, “As a government agency mandated to buy, store and distribute medicines (including Covid-19 Vaccines), we are leading by example and ensuring that all our staff and visitors coming to our premises are fully vaccinated to comply with the President’s directive on full covid-19 vaccination. We, therefore, expect all our staff and visitors to comply with these new measures to avoid any inconveniences.”
But how did NMS come to such a conclusion?, Nduhukire answers, ”Management resolved that all individuals who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should present a Covid-19 negative PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours.”
To nail it harder, Nduhukire says their directive requiring all staff to present proof of vaccination takes effect immediately, while the notice to visitors comes into effect on Monday, 18th October 2021.
She actually urges Ugandans to go for vaccination such that the government can open the staggering economy;
“With Covid-19 vaccines now available in the country, we urge all Ugandans to ensure that they receive their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible; this is the only quickest way to have our entire economy open up, our children go back to school and celebrate together in our various places of worship.”