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Nyaribo flags off Sh37 million medical commodities

Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo has flagged off a consignment of pharmaceutical products worth Sh37 million in a bid to boost health services in hospitals and health facilities in the entire County.

“The County Assembly has approved the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF) kitty, which will be used to procure medicine and help operationalize other essential health services to enable patients to access timely health services when they visit our health facilities. Money will equally be sourced from the kitty to procure medicine and sell it at a subsidised price to the sick to reduce the exploitation they are experiencing from the commercial pharmaceutical retail shops who sell their medicine at very exorbitant prices,” Governor Nyaribo confirmed.

The county boss hinted that his government plans to open a new hospital in Keroka, whose population is rising very fast, so that the people of Keroka town will get good health services. He further clarified that the challenge of inadequate human resources in the hospitals will soon be a thing of the past because they have already interviewed several people and those who qualify will be deployed to improve the services in our hospitals.

The County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health, Dr. Ombati Bosire, thanked the governor for its commitment to ensuring that residents access health services to be able to build its economy.

“We want to appreciate the initiative of strategizing on how patients will access medication just in case the national treasury delays releasing funds for buying medication through the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF) at the same time as facelifting the infrastructure of sub-County hospitals so that Nyamira residents get the best health service,” said Dr. Ombati.

Gachuba ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA), Henry Obwaya, who was present during the launch, challenged the CECM for Health to ensure that the medicine is secure to avoid complaints of medicine being stolen from the hospitals.

By Deborah Bochere and Enos Raini

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