Siaya County in Ksh.73M hospital supplies deal


Siaya County Assembly. PHOTO/COURTESY
Siaya County Assembly. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Siaya County Government through the Department of Health has purchased drugs and other medical equipment worth over Ksh.73million to boost provision of healthcare services across the county.
  • The move is aimed at ensuring that there is adequate supply of drugs within the county.
  • The drugs will also be distributed in all health facilities across the region.

Siaya County Government through the Department of Health has purchased drugs and other medical equipment worth over Ksh.73million to boost provision of healthcare services across the county.

“We have bought drugs worth Ksh.40 million, laborotary equipment worth Ksh.13 million and other disposable materials such as needles and syringes worth Ksh.20 million,” said County Executive Committee member for Health Mrs. Mary Omondi.

“The move is aimed at ensuring that there is adequate supply of drugs within the county. The drugs will also be distributed in all health facilities across the region.”

Mrs Omondi who spoke to Radio Ramogi, revealed that this is going to ensure availability of drugs in all public hospitals in the county for the next four months.

“All healthcare providers in health facilities where the drugs will be supplied should ensure that the drugs are properly used. Anybody found selling them will face the full force of the law,” Mary added.

“The drugs are supposed to be given to patients for free and therefore from today henceforth, any member of the public asked to pay for drugs from government hospitals should report the matter to authorities immediately.”

Mrs. Omondi was accompanied by the County Director of Health Dr. Omondi Owino who revealed that in a bid to prove equal access to better healthcare, treatment at health centers and dispensaries across the county will now be free.

“The payment for treatment services will only be applicable in the Level Four Hospital including the sub-county hospitals such as Bondo, Madiany, Yala, Ukwala, Ambira and the Siaya County Referral Hospital,” said Owino.

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