The state of affairs across public hospitals in Taita Taveta County is set to change for the better.
The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has resumed the supply of medical commodities to the County, after clearing the pending Ksh 53 million owed to the authority.
In an event presided by the County Chief of Health Ms Philomena Kirote, KEMSA made medical supplies worth Sh49, 223, 656.16 Million to the newly established County Drug Store in Wundanyi.
Last month KEMSA supplied the County with renal items worth Sh4, 630,400.
This marks the end to the medical supplies dry spell in the various public health facilities in the County.
Governor Granton Samboja had fruitful deliberations with KEMSA officials, during which the County Government serviced the outstanding debt of over Sh 53 Million that had caused the stalemate.
Speaking while receiving the supplies in Wundanyi, the County Chief of Health Ms. Philomena Kirote reiterated that the Government is committed to fulfilling its mandate of delivering affordable and accessible quality healthcare to all residents.
“Lack of supply of enough medical commodities had caused hue and cry from the county residents demanding for quality healthcare which is one of the fundamental human rights.
As a department, we have put strategic mechanisms to avoid medical stock out in our facilities, wastage, and theft of both pharmaceuticals and non- pharmaceuticals,” Said Ms Kirote.
The County administration expected KEMSA to supply the County with medical commodities worth Sh72, 790,565. 95 Million. The Authority is expected to supply the remaining medical commodities soon.