Health facilities in Garissa County have started receiving essential drugs and medical equipment from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA).
The County government through the Department of Health and Sanitation has fast-tracked the order to re-stock its facilities in all sub-counties to curb drug shortage that had started to bite.
Speaking after receiving the first consignment, Health Chief Officer Hassan Anshur said the drugs, worth Sh90 million were part of its strategy to enhance service delivery at public health facilities.
The first consignment of the drugs in five trucks arrived Monday and is meant for the Garissa County Referral Hospital.
“More trucks are on the way to the sub-counties and will supply every facility up-to the dispensary level. Acceptance committees are already awaiting to verify the quality of drugs and other supplies as per the orders made,” Anshur said.
He called on members of the public to patronize their nearest public health facility to access quality and affordable medical care.
Anshur however, issued a stern warning to government employees who would be found stealing the drugs.
“Anyone caught diverting the drugs to un-intended use will have to face the full force of law,” he said.
Pharmacist In-charge Dr. Sophia Ibrahim, Nursing Officer In-charge Hassan Abdullahi were also present among others.
By Erick Kyalo