By communication team
Nyamira Governor His Excellency Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo has flagged off an essential drug consignment worth Kshs.31 million that will be distributed to 113 health facilities within the County.
Governor Nyaribo assured constituents that his Government will be service driven with quality healthcare services being top in his agenda.
"I will always ensure that, there is uninterrupted supply of drugs and essential commodities to all our health facilities and hospitals," he said.
Governor Nyaribo disclosed that, in the next three months, his Government will establish a special fund to avail medicine to patients at a lower cost.
"This move will address cases of health officers referring patients to specific chemists," noted the governor adding that his government will establish a Health Products and Technologies Unit to coordinate distribution of essential drugs to avoid any hiccups.
“I have since instructed the health services department to develop an app to track drugs and other medical supplies," he said promising that the said App will help residents know which drugs are available in hospitals and the ones missing.
The Governor said that any medical officer who will be found to be engaging in malpractices, including diverting medicine will have a stern action taken against them.
Meanwhile, in an effort leveled at ensuring that the health services department realizes its agenda, Governor Amos Nyaribo has appointed Mr. Bernard Maina to head the department on acting terms.
Mr. Maina is the current Executive Member for Trade, Tourism, Industry and Cooperative Development.
He will hold the Health department on acting capacity for the next three months.
Mr. Maina will team up with the Medical Services Chief Officer Mr. Andrew Ongere, Primary Health Chief Officer Moenga Momanyi, County Director of Health Dr. Geoffrey Nyabuti and a host of other County Health Management Team (CHMT) commonly referred to as Health departmental heads to ensure work is done.
Mr. Maina said; "I am coming in as a team player. I will assist us embark on the noble duty of assisting our Governor His Excellency Hon. Amos Nyaribo to ensure that the promises they gave to the electorate are fully on course and fulfilled. "
Governor Nyaribo was accompanied by the Assembly leadership led by Speaker Enock Okero, Executive Committee Members, Chief Officers, KEMSA representatives led by Susan Akumu and members of the public.