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Gulu Probes Sale of Hepatitis B Vaccines

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Gulu district local government has dispatched a team of auditors to investigate allegations of sale of government procured Hepatitis B vaccines in the district.
Simon Peter Oola, the district vice chairperson says the investigations have been prompted by a preliminary report by State Minister for northern Uganda, Grace Kwiyucwiny.
The minister said she was privy to information that the drugs were being sold to clients at 30,000 Uganda shillings.
It is alleged they sold the drugs to clients between 30,000 and 75,000 Uganda shillings.
Prevalence of Hepatitis B in Gulu district stands at 8.1 percent compared to HIV at 5.6 percent.
Since government supplied 205,990 doses of vaccines in January, 69,520 people were vaccinated by end of August.

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