KNA Kisii County Government has prioritized health services in the 2021/2022 Financial Year with the allocation of Sh4.7 billion to cater for the increased intake of healthcare services in the County.
Addressing the County Assembly, Wednesday, during the reading of the Budget, County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Finance, Moses Onderi, said the money will be used to buy drugs, medical equipment, and for infrastructural development.
“In the Financial Year 2021/2022, the health sector will shift focus to address emerging health issues, especially Covid-19 pandemic. The Health Department will fund and strengthen efforts to improve on infection prevention,” he said.
Mr. Onderi allocated Sh484 million for infrastructure development, Sh30m for medical equipment purchase, Sh15m for facilitation of medical equipment, Sh150m for purchase of medical drugs, Sh190m for NHIF and Sh15m to curb the rise of Covid-19 infections in the County.
The CEC also allocated Sh1.2 billion to the Department of Roads and Public Works and Sh1.1 billion to Agriculture Department.
Speaking to the media at the same venue, Members of County Assembly (MCAs), led by the Chairman of Budget and Appropriations Committee, Dennis Ombachi, vowed to support the County Government to raise the required revenue and implement development projects.
The MCAs decided to bury their eight-month wrangles over the leadership of the house and pass the Budget unanimously.