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Nakuru County flags off drugs worth Ksh 97 million

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Nakuru County Government has distributed the fourth tranche of drugs and non-pharmaceuticals worth Ksh 97 million in line with Governor Susan Kihika’s pledge to ensure an all year round supply of medicine in county hospitals.

The latest disbursement will benefit dispensaries, health centers, and low-volume Level Four Hospitals across the county.

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Deputy Governor David Kones revealed that the consignment purchased from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA), Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS), and local suppliers aims to enhance healthcare accessibility and curb any shortages in the health facilities.

It includes essential medicines, Laboratory, dental, linen products, oncology/cancer, public health, renal products, medical equipment and devices among others.

While flagging off the consignment at the County Headquarters, Kones disclosed it includes drugs worth Ksh 45,246,030 and non-pharmaceuticals amounting to Ksh 52,609,747.

In his remarks, Kones assured Nakuru residents that the county is working in collaboration with partners to improve services in public health facilities.

He added that the county was also addressing the shortage of drugs and non-pharmaceuticals in hospitals.

Furthermore, the county is actively modernizing healthcare facilities by adopting new technologies to enhance service delivery.

Kones instructed the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health to ensure the successful delivery of the consignment to the intended recipients.

Report by KBC Digital

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