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Governor Tunai flags-off Sh38 million drugs

The Narok County Administration has issued drugs worth Sh38 million to be distributed to all the health facilities in the County.

Speaking during the flagging-off event held at the Narok County Referral Hospital.  Narok Governor Samuel Tunai said the drugs must reach all dispensaries and health centers in the county to benefit all residents.

He said his Administration has prioritized health issues by ensuring all the hospitals had sufficient drugs and health workers to attend to the patients.

“Recently, we employed 100 health workers who included clinical officers, nurses, lab technicians and social workers who were distributed in all the hospitals across the County.

We are in the process of upgrading all health centers so that the residents can enjoy quality services in the health facilities near their homes,” said Tunai.

He reiterated that the County Government has ordered another consignment of drugs from the Kenya Medical and Supplies Authority (KEMSA) to ensure there is no gap in drug distribution.

The county boss warned owners of private health facilities in the area who will be found selling or stocking drugs meant for public health facilities that they will be arrested and their facilities closed down.

At the same time, Governor Tunai called on all Narok residents to volunteer to be vaccinated, reminding them that the Government had given up to December 21, for those who are not vaccinated to receive government services.

“I want to warn you early enough that once the deadlines pass, you will not receive any services from the County Government, including being served in the hospital. I ask everybody to volunteer early enough to be vaccinated as the vaccine is free of charge,” said Tunai.

He cautioned that Covid-19 disease was still there, hence asked residents to be vigilant to follow regulations laid by the Department of Health in a bid to keep the disease at bay.

“We have heard of the new variant that was first discovered in South Africa and recently announced in Uganda. No one should relent in doing the simple things like putting on a face mask the right way and washing hands regularly,” said Tunai.

He said the County has approximately 10, 000 people who have been fully vaccinated.

By Ann Salaton

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