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Nakuru County disburse drugs to health centers

Nakuru County’s Department of Health has embarked on the disbursement of drugs to health centres

The County Executive Committee Member for Health, Ms. Roselyn Mungai, today witnessed firsthand the impact of these efforts at Kabatini Health Centre in Bahati Sub-County. The patient was impressed by the efficient distribution process, which ensured timely access to medications at the facility just an hour after flag-off from county stores.

While at Kabatini Health Centre, Ms Mungai noted the high uptake of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) scope covering the Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC), Pharmacy, and Records keeping.

Ms. Mungai commended the animated nature of the young records officers based at the facility and their dedication to minute details, which ensures that all drugs are captured, and details of dispensation to patients are maintained for transparency and accountability purposes.

Additionally, she said the medical monitoring and tracking system was likely to end the bad culture of drug theft and mismanagement. And, technology has the capacity to monitor and tracking medical suppliers from the point of procurement to the end user to ensure that drugs do not get lost along the supply chain.

Also, she applauded the Kabatini Health Centre for achieving its monthly targets on immunization and has a remarkable record of efficiency in service delivery, with the first client logging in as early as 7:10 am today.

Ms Mungai assured the team of the support from the Department of Health to improve their non-pharmaceutical and laboratory stocks and work on their unfenced section of about 200 meters in the future.

However, she declined to comment on the anticipated doctors strike which the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists Dentist Union (KMPDU) announced will start today at midnight.

By Veronica Bosibori

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