KEMSA commends Nakuru county for timely clearance of debts

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has once again commended the county government of Nakuru for timely clearance of debts from drugs supplied in the last financial year.

Speaking on Monday morning during the flagging off of consignment of medical commodities worth 100 million shillings that the county has purchased in its first quarter 2019/2020 financial year allocation, Maina Nding’uri from KEMSA South Rift region said Nakuru County has no debt so far.

“I want to confirm here that Nakuru as we speak now has no debt apart from this consignment that has been flagged off today” said Nding’uri.

Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir who was the Chief Guest during the flagging off assuring residents that the drugs will be distributed in all the sub counties’ health facilities.

While noting that the last consignment launched three months ago has not been exhausted, the DG said this is a major boost as it will ensure that all facilities are equipped with drugs.

“We received a consignment worth 100 million shillings that will last for the first quarter of this financial year. This a boost to our health sector as it will help ensure our facilities are equipped with drugs” said the DG.

On his part Nakuru County CEC for Health Dr Kariuki Gichuki said the county was using Sh100 million every quarter to buy drugs from the KEMSA.

He said that his Ministry is working to ensure that all health facilities in the county are stocked with the required medical commodities.

According to the CEC, the current consignment will be distributed to all the 180 health facilities in Nakuru County.

The CEC also adding that the county government of Nakuru is also working towards expansion of health infrastructure to improve on service delivery.

“This consignment of pharmaceuticals is meant for dispensaries, health centres and hospitals in various parts of the county. We are also expanding health infrastructures so that we can improve on our services” said Dr.Kariuki.

PHOTO/NGPU:Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir during the flagging off of consignment of medical commodities worth 100 million shillings that the county has purchased in its first quarter 2019/2020 financial year allocation.

Pristone Mambili

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