Samburu TB patients to finally get drugs after Citizen TV expose


Samburu TB patients to finally get drugs after Citizen TV expose

It was a huge relief for patients living with tuberculosis (TB) in Maralal after county officials said drugs would be delivered to the Samburu County Referral Hospital on Friday.

This comes just a day after a Citizen Digital report that they have been without medication for the last two weeks.

Samburu Deputy Governor Julius Leseto on Friday issued an unreserved apology to the patients.

He further assured them that the county will now be ordering the drugs in good time to avoid similar incidents in future.

Leseto further directed the CEC Health to ensure that due process is followed for the drugs to be delivered in good time and reports are handed in.

He however criticised the national headquarters for the delay and urged for enhanced coordination with the county officials.

Samburu County TB Coordinator Peter Lekaite noted that all TB patients will have received the much needed drugs by Friday at noon.

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