In an effort levelled at bettering health services in Nyamira county, Governor John O. Nyagarama has today flagged off medical commodities worth Ksh30 million at the county headquarters. Speaking early today, Governor Nyagarama disclosed that Kenya Medical Supplies Authority delivered the medical consignment upon receiving our order.
"I’m pleased to inform you that today under my leadership, I have received enough drugs and non-pharmaceuticals which will be distributed across the county health facilities to help our ailing population", said Governor Nyagarama.
According to Governor Nyagarama, the delay experienced was occasioned by the normal government procurement process. He noted that Nyamira County was the only county that had received medical supplies from KEMSA this year even after experiencing budgetary constraints.
He went on to put on notice officers carrying out business with the county government of Nyamira health services commodities adding that he will punish the officers culpable.
He said, “Those hiding or selling our drugs to our visiting patients will not be spared under my administration. I have directed the County Executive Committee Member for Health Services to be vigilant and bring to my attention those found doing the illicit business.”
Mr Douglas Bosire, County Executive Committee member for Health acknowledged receipt of the medical consignment adding that it will serve the county health facilities in the next four months.
"I urge the public to continue seeking services from our facilities throughout the County. Drug availability in all our health facilities is now guaranteed and under Governor Nyagarama leadership, my colleagues and I promise to give our customers the very best of our services", said Mr Bosire.
He disclosed that over one hundred and sixteen health facilities across the county will have their orders supplied and that the stages of medical supply scarcity has been sealed. He also added that plans aimed at recruiting additional health professionals are at an advanced staged.
"Currently, we have 1,200 medical staff. We require 2,900 to be at a comfortable league. This will be done even as we up automation of all our systems to help us in avoiding shortfalls in case of commodity discrepancies", said Mr Bosire.
Present at the event, Nyamira County Referral Hospital Pharmacist, Dr.Tweya Wycliff assured the public that the supplies received were adequate and sufficient.