Governor Badilisha flags off Ksh.17.5 million drug consignment for 70 health facilities
Nyandarua Governor Dr. Moses Badilisha Kiarie has today flagged off drugs consignment worth Ksh.17.5 million to be distributed to 78 health facilities in the county.
While affirming his commitments towards streamlining health services across the county, the governor noted that another consignment worth Ksh.10 million will be delivered in 10 days.
Speaking at Engineer subcounty hospital where he unveiled the batch, Badilisha noted that every facility will be assigned drawing rights proportional to their contribution to the aggregated clinical workload.
He regretted that most people seeking health services at various hospital in the county were being forced to buy drugs outside since the county received its last drugs consignment in March, this year.
The county boss noted that his administration will bank on creating level four hospitals across all the sub counties to reduced distance travelled in search of specialized care.
Badilisha at the same time called on the County Public Service Board to fast-track employment of health worker to help address current shortage in most facility.
He noted that posting of more doctors coupled with provision of drugs will help streamline the health sector and save resident agony of spending much on treatment.
His sentiment was echoed by his deputy John Mathara who noted there will be a deliberate effort to gradually increase funding for drugs.
The duo later kicked off a clean-up exercise to all urban centers across the county.