Health authority refutes virus on Paracetamol claim
HEALTH Authorities have refuted reports which says that a Paracetamol 500mg tablets contain virus.
Health Authority made the statement as investigation founds that the report is untrue.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr Tenneth Dalipanda said the Ministry of Health has investigated the rumours and find no case reports of the tablets containing a virus.
He adds that the World Health Organisation have not issued an alert on this product and that the report is a hoax.
“The machupo virus is found only in South America and is spread by the urine and faeces of infected rats, the virus would not survive in the dry environment of a tablet,” Dr Dalipanda explained.
Manager of National Medical Stores Mr William Horoto said medicines purchased by the government that available at public clinics and hospitals are safe to use.
He adds that the National Medical Stores has a number of quality control measures in place to ensure that medicines are safe.
Mr Horoto reminds the public to take care when purchasing medicines from private shops as these may not be purchased against the same quality standards.