Webuye Sub County hospital has emerged as the first hospital not only in Bungoma County but in the country as the first hospital to come up with a well researched booklet that has looked into the type of drugs that can assist patients better.
Addressing media at a hotel in Webuye town during the launch, the committee chairperson Dr. Peter Kamau who is a family physician said the group dubbed Medical Therapeutics Committee worked very hard, tirelessly to beat it’s deadline of 16 months to come up with well documented procedure and continually updated list of medication and related information representing the clinical judgement of pharmacist, physicians and other experts in the diagnosis and or treatment of diseases and promotion of health.
” This booklet is meant to guide us as the medical staff in Webuye Sub County hospital to make sure we give the best to our clients in terms of medication so that we can help them, but that doesn’t mean it is overall but it can be updated every other time because diseases change every other time, ” said Dr. Kamau.
He added that drug list should be revised, reviewed time and again just to make sure that the hospital has received the best medicine on the drug list and ordered by the authority.
Dr. Kamau thanked the team for working hard to come up with the formulary that will inform the hospital on which drug should be put in the pharmacy and said they are ready to do more to make sure that the county can also have formulary.
He appreciated the support the leadership got from the hospital for pushing them to come up with the best formulary.
On his part, County nurse Dr. Bramwel Musambaki who represented the County department of health appreciated the good work being done by Webuye Sub County hospital and said the good dreams especially of the formulary should be emulated by the whole county hospitals within Bungoma county so that patients can receive the best assured medication.
Webuye medical superintendent, Dr. Simon Kisaka applauded the team for doing the exemplary work within the time frame of 18 months and said as a hospital they are ready to make sure that each medical staff gets the formulary booklet in order to assist the clients well adding that the booklet will go along way in helping the hospital to know the right medication for clients as he added that the formulary is at the center of medical care.