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Kisii moves to digitize health system

Kisii County government has launched digital system for supplying drugs to all Sub County Hospitals in a bid to increase accuracy and reduce theft of the commodity

Launching the system at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH), Governor Simba Arati said the system will be tried for two months within which all the patients will be captured in the system.

“All doctors and nurses should take note that all places will be manned technologically,” Arati noted, adding that the system will help pay the doctors on time to avoid threats of strikes which put more patients’ lives in danger.

The County Boss tasked Members of County Assemblies from all the 45 wards to ensure that hospitals in their jurisdiction receive their consignments.

“We will not be part of the team that people complain because of their families’ deaths, we should be ready to help and save lives. Let’s cooperate and work together for our people,” Arati stated.

Kisii County Senator Richard Onyonka urged health workers to offer their services diligently and assured them that the new administration will soon clear their pending salaries and allowances.

“I will be coming here at nights with my team to make sure that our County picks up and does better than before,”Onyonka said.

Zaheer Jhanda, Nyaribari Chache MP lauded the governor for the new system and promised to work with him for the benefit of his constituents.

Dr Enock Ondari, KTRH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said he had engaged Kenya Power and Lighting Company to have health facilities supplied with efficient power throughout.

The new system will enable sub-county hospitals to monitor their supplies and efficiently store patients’ data.

Arati reiterated that twenty-two sub county facilities which have already received the medicines will be managed by the system where verification will be done accordingly.

The government officers who accompanied the Governor together with the digital teams and health officials confirmed the quantities as per delivery note before they were logged in to the system.

Kisii County had procured medicines worth Sh 47 million of which Sh 27 million had already been received by October 3, this year.

By Vincent Nyambane and Gillian Kerubo 

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