Reprieve for Nyeri patients as county receive medical stocks

The Nyeri County residents have won a reprieve after the government received a consignment of medical stocks worth Sh. 65 million from Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).

The haul, the largest the County has procured so far, spells reprieve for patients who have been complaining of lack of drugs in majority of the health facilities.

The Nyeri Governor, Mutahi Kahiga affirmed that the supplies would go a long way in alleviating patients’ sufferings as well as replenish the dwindling stocks especially in health centers and dispensaries.

He said his Government was focused on ensuring delivery of quality and affordable healthcare to all the residents as he assured of steady supply of the commodity going forward.

Speaking while flagging off the consignment, Kahiga said the haul consisted of a wide range of drugs for various ailments that would be distributed to facilities on need basis.

He added that he was keen on improving collaboration with the national government to ensure success of Universal Health Care that was one of the four pillars of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s final term of office.

The KEMSA Corporate Services Acting Director, Waiganjo Karanja, said counties owed the agency a whopping Sh. 2.8 billion, which majority had demonstrated goodwill in settling.

Thus, Waiganjo said, the agency had no plans of cutting supplies to the debtors as part of their commitment on improving healthcare for all Kenyans through provision of quality medical supplies at an affordable cost.

Waiganjo reported that the agency had embarked on plans to automate all the services to strengthen its competitive advantage as well as share in the growth of opportunities availed by e-commerce in fulfilling demands of consumers.

Source: Kenya News Agency