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Governor Ntutu flags off contingent of drugs worth Sh92 million

Narok County Governor Patrick Ntutu has flagged off a contingent of drugs worth Sh92 million to be distributed in 133 health facilities in the county.

Ntutu said the drugs were purchased from Kenya Medical Supply Agency (KEMSA) and would be distributed to all the health facilities in the eight sub-counties.

He reiterated that the drugs were given free of charge to the patients except for patients visiting level four and five hospitals who purchase the drugs at a subsidized price.

“One of my promises to the people of Narok was to ensure they have access to quality health care. The constant distribution of drugs is an indication that we are committed to boosting health services in the county,” he said.

The governor said that records from the hospital shows that the population of people visiting the local hospitals has increased in the last one year, compared to the past years where many people used to seek medical services in the outside counties.

“I am happy because of the work that is happening in our health centers. We had warned our people are getting services at ease and we have improved human health,” he said.

The governor added that the county government had constructed 44 additional health facilities around the county which he will be commissioning for use in a few days.

“Following the increasing number of health facilities in the county, we are in the process of recruiting additional medics who will be serving in the various facilities,” he added.

Governor Ntutu asked the locals to report medics who sell the drugs provided by the county government, saying they risk being arrested and prosecuted in court of law.

Narok Executive Committee member in charge of Health Antony Namunguk said all government health facilities in the county were well stocked with medicine that is given free of charge to the patients.                                                                                                                                                              Namunguk underscored that all health facilities in the county were giving immunization to children free of charge. During the function, eight lorries, packed with medicine, were flagged off to transport the drugs to hospitals in the eight sub counties.

By Ann Salaton

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