Homa Bay County Governor Gladys Wanga has flagged off medical supplies and medicine worth Sh 20 million, for last mile delivery to benefit level 2 and 3 health facilities in the county.
The consignment purchased from Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) will be distributed to the all dispensaries, health centers, level 2 and 1 hospitals in the county.
While flagging off the drugs at the County headquarters, Governor Wanga said her administration had supplemented the initial sh60 million batch consignment from KEMSA in a bid to sustain medical supplies in the county.
“We are distributing a wide range of medical supplies to serve our people ” he said.
The governor was accompanied by her deputy, Joseph Oyugi Magwanga, Public health county executive member, Ms. Roselyne Omollo, Chief Officer for Public health, Dr. Kevin Osuri among county officials.
Wanga warned public health officials to be responsible by ensuring the drugs reach lower level hospitals that require the supplies.
“We continue to ensure we have a constant supply of drugs and non-pharmaceuticals to stem shortages,” she said.
The first-time governor appealed to the public to be vigilant and report any drug pilferage cases to authorities for action.
“We want all our clients to get drugs at our facilities. Any case of drug pilferage will be prosecuted,” Wanga said.
On his part, Deputy Governor Oyugi Magwanga the governor urged public health administrators to manage their stock saying it will be a big relief to the patients who come to seek medication at public health facilities.
Public health executive Ms. Roselyne Omollo reiterated her commitment to working with the county health administration to ensure that the drugs purchased do not find their way to private chemists.