•Governor Wavinya Ndeti said the supplies were expected to last for two months from September 19 when she presided over their distributions at Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
•Wavinya said the supplies were part of her campaign's promises to the residents before she was elected on August 9, 2022.
Machakos County Government has distributed Sh50 million worth of drugs and non – pharmaceuticals products to public health facilities across the county.
Governor Wavinya Ndeti said the supplies were expected to last for two months from September 19 when she presided over their distributions at Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
Wavinya said the supplies were part of her campaign's promises to the residents before she was elected on August 9, 2022.
“Two weeks ago, we dispatched emergency supplies and promised to deliver full supplies immediately. Today, we are distributing the rest of the drugs and non – pharmaceutical items,” Ndeti said.
She addressed the press at the facility on Monday.
“This will be done in two phases; those from Kemsa and other suppliers. This is part of 100 days of rapid results initiative (RRI) as I had promised. The supplies that are being dispatched today are worth Sh50 million,” Ndeti said.
“From now on, my government will ensure that all hospitals are fully supplied with essential drugs on a quarterly basis. All managers in charge of supplies must be accountable for receiving and security of the supplies,” she said.
Wavinya said her administration had also installed a bulk liquid oxygen tank at Kangundo Level 4 hospital to help decongest Machakos Level 5 hospital.
She told healthcare providers in the county that she was ready to work with them.
“Let’s see the difference in all our hospitals. We know we might have some influx from other counties. I don’t need to come here to supervise you to do your work,” Ndeti told the healthcare providers.
“I’m not a doctor, I’m just here to aid you to do your work. Do your jobs and take care of Machakos county residents. You work well, I will be your champion.”
Wavinya said her doors were open in case the workers had challenges that needed her interventions.
“We will help you solve your problems. We will bring drugs in hospitals, the drugs are being distributed to dispensaries across the county so that our people can get proper medication,” she said.
The governor called on the residents to register with NHIF so as to have their medical bills sorted.
She said as a devolved administration, they will pay NHIF for elderly persons of ages 65 and above, but others should struggle and pay on their own.