KEMSA urged to restock, supply medical supplies within time

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang checking the medical supplies at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang checking the medical supplies at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has asked the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) to reconsider stocking all the medical supplies needed within the stipulated time to avoid challenges. Governor Sang noted that there are constant delays in the supply of the consignments by KEMSA.

While speaking during the reception of the consignment of drugs worth Kshs 50 million at the Kapsabet County referral hospital, Sang revealed that as a County, they’ve witnessed the constant delays in the supply of drugs, saying the delay emerged after the National Assembly passed a legislation on the monopoly status of supply of drugs to public health facilities.

He said all the sub-county hospitals across Nandi will be receiving their consignments in the course of the week to ensure health services are brought closer to the residents. The County boss stressed that his government through the Ministry of Health has invested in the health sector to ensure patients get the necessary medication.