Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo flagged-off a consignment of medicines worth Sh32 million Tuesday to be distributed to dispensaries and health centres across the county. The governor said the first batch of the consignment which cost the county government Sh9.7 million was distributed to all major hospitals in the county recently.
Nyamira Governor H.E. Amos Nyaribo has put on notice individuals selling drugs meant for the public. Nyaribo said the residents of Nyamira county have suffered for long by lacking drugs in health facilities where they should get them for free. He said the drugs end up being sold to private hospitals and pharmacies.
"We have had cases where drugs are supplied to all our facilities but the residents do not get them. Let this be clear to all the health facilities management. We will trace all the drugs and if we discover they have not reached the intended patients, you will have to 'vomit' them," Governor Nyaribo said yesterday.
He spoke at the county office in Nyamira town when he flagged off drugs supplied to the county by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority. The county government procured drugs worth Sh32.5 million, which will be distributed to all the 113 health centres across the five subcounties. Nyaribo said the county government has appointed a task force to to look into transparency of commodity distribution and provide recommendations for a lasting solution.
"We are developing an online reporting system that will improve transparency in the management of commodities, especially drugs. This will enable the residents know all the drugs available in the facilities," Nyaribo said.
Kemsa acting chief executive Edward Njoroge said the authority has put in place a robust distribution network that will guarantee the supplies flagged off on Tuesday are distributed across the county within a week.
In his statement read by Nyanza and Western sales CEO Silviah Munyasi, Njoroge reaffirmed the authority's continued effort to ensure adequate stock availability to serve the counties efficiently and effectively.