The Company which brought into the country unregistered and unauthorized suspected Covid 19 vaccines, Chrismar Earth Moving Equipment Limited, says the destroyed vaccines worth $150, 000 were a donation from the people of Abu Dhabi.
Company Owner, Valden Findlay told the media that the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) was aware of the donation from Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East.
ZAMRA seized and destroyed 10, 000 doses of the vaccine imported by Chrismar Earth Moving Equipment purported to have been manufactured by Gulf Pharmaceuticals in the United Arab Emirates.
The reasons for the destruction are that the vaccine is not registered or authorized for use in Zambia and that they are not listed under the World Health Organization emergency use listing.
The Ministry of Health has distanced itself from the vaccines.