- The county chief tasked MCAs from all the 45 wards to ensure that hospitals in their jurisdiction receive their consignments.
- Kisii senator urged health workers to offer their services diligently and assured them the new administration would soon clear their pending salaries.
Kisii county has launched a digital system for supplying drugs to all subcounty hospitals to increase accuracy and reduce theft.
Launching the system at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Governor Simba Arati said the system would be tried for two months.
“All doctors and nurses should take note that all places will be manned technologically,” the governor said, adding that the system would help pay the doctors on time to avoid threats of strikes which put more patients’ lives in danger.
The county chief tasked MCAs from all the 45 wards to ensure that hospitals in their jurisdiction receive their consignments.
"We will not be part of the team that people complain because of their families’ deaths, we should be ready to help and save lives. Let's cooperate and work together for our people,” Arati said.
Kisii Senator Richard Onyonka urged health workers to offer their services diligently and assured them that the new administration would soon clear their pending salaries and allowances.
"I will be coming here at night with my team to make sure that our county picks up and does better than before," he said.
Nyaribari Chache MP Zaheer Jhanda lauded the governor for the new system and promised to work with him for benefit of his constituents.
Kisii Referral hospital CEO Dr Enock Ondari said he had engaged Kenya Power to have health facilities supplied with efficient power throughout.
The new system would enable subcounty hospitals to monitor their supplies and efficiently store patients’ data.
Arati said that 22 subcounty facilities which have already received the medicines would be managed by the system where verification would be done.
The government officers who accompanied the governor together with the digital teams and health officials confirmed the quantities as per delivery note before they were logged into the system.
Kisii county had procured medicines worth Sh47 million of which Sh27 million had already been received by Monday.
(edited by Amol Awuor)