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Government clears all 443 containers of essential drugs at Tema Port

June 26, 2024

The government has finally cleared all 443 containers of essential drugs that have been stuck at the Port since May 2023.

Mr. Ernest Ortsin, Acting Chair of the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund, disclosed this.

This action follows the Minority in giving the government a 24-hour ultimatum to clear all essential commodities donated by the Global Fund.

On June 14 of this year, the Minister of Health promised that the government would clear all the over 120 remaining stuck containers from the port within two weeks.

According to the Global Fund, the (GRA) gave clearance for all the commodities to be removed from the Tema Port.

The only challenge was that the Central Medical Stores, which received the commodities, could offload eight trucks/containers a day.

However, they were forced to stretch to their maximum capacity limit of receiving 16 containers daily.

Meanwhile, 47 containers have already been received by Imperial Health Sciences, a warehousing and logistics management company, which has distributed them to various health facilities.

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