Where have all the medicines gone?

Stanger Hospital in Kwazulu-Natal is out of stock of over 100 medicine products, including 30 critical ones. However, the situation is neither unusual at the hospital nor in the rest of the country's public health facilities.

Stanger Hospital has a list of 30 drugs considered critical that are out of stock. These include various doses of morphine, some antibiotics and antiretrovirals, especially paediatric ones, used to treat HIV.