H.E Governor Amos Nyaribo today flagged off a consignment of essential drugs worth Sh16.5m to all health facilities in the County.
He said the drugs received was part of assorted medicines worth 32.5m procured from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).
“Soon we will receive the remaining batch of drugs so that our people can get all essential medicines in all our health facilities,” he said.
Speaking at the County Headquarters before flagging off tracks carrying the drugs, the Governor asked health workers to use the medical kitty “rationally and transparently” to meet the medical needs of area residents.
However, he noted that he was aware that his government has, for the short period it has been in office, not fully stocked health facilities due to budgetary financial constraints.
“But we have made major strides since we resumed office and my government is committed to continue to improve our medical allocation so that our people can be served adequately,” he said.
Further, he assured area residents that more resources will be set aside to procure medicines for people with chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
“As a County, we appreciate the collaboration and partnership with Kemsa and I sincerely thank them for processing our order expeditiously,” he said.
At the same time, the Governor asked area residents to continue observing Health Ministry's protocols to avoid contracting Covid-19.
“I also urge our people who haven’t received Covid-19 injection to go to our 33 centres and get the jabs,” he said, adding that the County has enough drugs for immunization.
At the same time, the Governor urged those who have not registered as voters to do so in their Wards, warning that bursary funds from the County will be begged in future on registered voters of each electoral area.
(GOVERNOR'S PRESS SERVICES)
November, 4, 2021