A drug used by babies born from HIV positive mothers has run out in Petauke District.

Petauke district has been hit by shortage of a drug given to children born from mothers who are HIV positive.

The shortage of Nevirapine syrup has worried mothers whose children have been affected.

The mothers who spoke to Breeze News on condition of anonymity revealed that it is now almost two months when the medical facilities run out of the drug.

They expressed concern that if the situation is not addressed immediately, their children were at risk of contracting the HIV virus.

A check by our staffer, Mercy Maseko at Petauke District Art Clinic and Urban Clinic found that mothers were only being given Setrine Syrup for their babies.

And when contacted for comment, Provincial Medical Officer, Kennedy Malama says that he is following up the matter and would give a comprehensive statement later.


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