Hoima district Regional Referral hospital has run out of stock of ARVs. The hospital has been out of ARVs for the past two weeks.
Dr. Ngobi Muhindo the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital administrator attributes the ARV stock-out to increased demand for the drugs from patients.
He says that many have taken up Voluntary Counseling and Testing services thereby increasing the number of people enrolling for ARVs.
Dr. Ngobi says that children living with HIV have been the most affected by the ARV stock out.
He says that as a result of the ARV stock out, Hoima referral hospital has been running to different health centers in the district to get the drugs to salvage the situation.
Dr. Ngobi says that the hospital administration has submitted requisitions to the national medical stores to provide the drugs.
He is optimistic that before the end of the week the drugs will be available in the hospital.
Hoima referral hospital covers Hoima, Masindi, Kiboga, Kibaale and Bulisa districts.
Last week, the ministry of health announced that it had procured ARVs worth 60 billion shillings to sustain people living with HIV/AIDS until the end of year.
The AIDS control programme officer in the ministry Dr Zainabu Akol said that drugs are enough to cater for continuing and new patients.