FORMER Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has denied ever procuring expired drugs and defectve condoms during his tenure in office.
Speaking when he featured on Hot FM’s Hot seat programme, Dr Chilufya said he is a trained and a certified medical practitioner who has never and will never expose people to expired drugs or defective condoms.
“I swore to serve lives and I have spent my 23 years of being a doctor in serving lives or building health posts, therefore I would never be reckless,” he said
“We should never defy science for political perdence,”.
The Mansa Central lawmaker further said anyone that may have evidence to the contrary must be put to strict proof.
He added that the there was adequate capacity in the Ministry to ensure quantitative of the drugs was properly done.
In June 2020, while Dr Chitalu Chilufya was the Minister of Health, the PF government procured expired drugs and defective condoms worth US$17 million, after awarding the contract to Honey Bee Pharmacy Limited, that was not even registered at the time.