Nandi County flags off drugs worth Ksh60 million

Nandi County flags off drugs worth Ksh60 million
The Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang

Nandi Governor, Stephen Sang, has on Wednesday, August 30 flagged off a consignment of drugs and other medical supplies worth Ksh60 million to hospitals in the county.

Speaking at the county headquarters, Governor Sang’ promised to turn around the county’s health provision system through improved supply of medicine and proper training of medical personnel.

For more than seven months, Nandi county public health facilities had not received drugs rendering others un-operational.

The consignment from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) comes a week after the county boss rejected a Ksh50-million-budget proposal for new official vehicles and the swearing-in ceremony, instead re-directing the funds towards healthcare.

My government is committed to turn around Nandi’s health sector by making great strides in the provision and supply of medicine medicine, proper training and retraining of medical personnel, in order  to meet the international standards of medical practices,” said the governor.

He issued a stern warning to rogue health workers with intentions to steal and sale the public medicine saying they will face the full wrath of the law, insisting that the authorities will put in place a better system of drug management systems in all health facilities where drugs and other medical supplies would be digitally tracked effectively.

‘’We are going to employ a better IT supported mechanism to enable us track and detect when we are running low on stock. The current audit process being undertaken is to establish where the revenue generated from our facilities is going, whether they are not going to the relevant revenue account and who is responsible,’’ added the governor.

Written by Elizabeth Kibor

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