HIV testing kits for the Ministry of Health have expired in Eastern Province.

Some undisclosed quantities of HIV testing kits for the Ministry of Health have expired in Eastern Province.
Provincial Medical Officer, Abel Kabalo has confirmed but says that the situation is not desperate.
Speaking to Breeze News, Dr Kabalo says that the testing kits known as Screen Test or Determine have expired and the province has made new orders.
He stated that the expiring of the HIV testing kits has affected the whole country but some health facilities in Eastern Province still have unexpired kits.
The provincial medical officer says that the ordered kits which are expected in the province by next week are back up stocks.
And Dr. Kabalo explained that Eastern Province still has good stocks of the other testing kits known as unigold or confirmatory.
A group of non-governmental organisations yesterday condemned the shortage of the HIV testing kits in the country.

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