Trans Nzoia County government has procured medical drugs worth Kshs 45 million. Speaking after flagging off the trucks that contained the consignment of drugs at the County headquarters in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County Deputy Governor Dr. Stanley Tarus said the drugs will really help the residents of the County with another consignment expected in the County next year in January, worth Kshs 25 million
He said the drugs will be packaged and branded with the County name, and that they will procure an IT system which will help them check the stock management of the drugs used in the various hospitals in the County, this will be done to discourage drugs’ theft. The Trans Nzoia Deputy Governor further warned the health workers who’ve been stealing drugs in the health facilities, “I warn the officers in the health ministry who steal drugs to desist from the act, because it won’t go down well with them when they are impounded,2 he said.
Tarus appealed to nurses who have threatened to go on strike to be patient as the County government makes progress in their plan to clear their payments, disclosing that they’ll be fully paid this week. Last week, the nurses in the County issued a strike notice citing unpaid salaries.