By Martha Banda

Medical Stores Managing Director, Chikuta Mbewe has been fired with immediate effect.

Company Vice Board Chairperson, James Kapesa has announced on Wednesday in Lusaka.

Kapesa says the dismissal of Mbewe as well as the review of internal operating procedures at Medical Stores, are a result of the recent happenings.

Meanwhile, Kapesa says Medical Stores will soon transform to become Zambia Medicines Supply Agency, after consultations with the Ministry of Health.

He has explained that this will allow structural and organisational changes at the company, as it will operate as a performance-based entity.