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Nyeri County Government moves to address drugs shortage

KNA   Following public outcry over shortage of medicine in local health facilities, the County government of Nyeri is spending sh61 million to procure drugs and medical supplies.

A consignment of drugs from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) arrived last week and was immediately dispatched to health facilities across the County in what the Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga said, was a move aimed at tackling the biting shortage of mediciene, occasioned by the failure by the National Government to release Equitable Funds on time.

Kahiga added that so far, drugs and medical supplies worth Sh11 million have been received and distributed, while another consignment of non-pharmaceutical supplies worth Sh9 million and medicine worth Sh41 million will be delivered in a few days’ times.

The Governor said the drugs are expected to last for the next four months and will give the Health Department enough time to start the process of procuring more supplies in the new Financial Year.

He  revealed that his Administration was working on modalities that will see health facilities allowed to use part of the revenue they generate to source for their supplies as a contingency to avert shortages that occu,r owing to delay in the disbursement of Equitable Funds by the national government.

Kahiga lauded medical personnel across the County for their dedication and perseverance in-spite of the challenges bedeviling the health sector

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