Medical Supplies

Kemsa pledges uninterrupted supply

KEMSA embraces technology for better supply

In Summary
  • Kemsa promised to expand its product range to better serve its customers who include the counties by increasing access to quality and affordable healthcare to their residents.
  • The authority has re-engineered its business process to fully embrace digital technology backed by a web-based Logistics Information Management system which will inject efficiency in supply chain services.
Nakuru County Deputy Governor Erick Korir addresses the media when he received Sh100 million medical supplies from Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES Nakuru County Deputy Governor Erick Korir addresses the media when he received Sh100 million medical supplies from Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.
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Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) has pledged uninterrupted supply of medical supplies to all parts of the country.

Kemsa Chief Executive Officer, Edward Njoroge also reiterated the authority’s commitment to continue working with county governments and help them deliver their healthcare promises.

He said the authority had re-engineered its business process to fully embrace digital technology backed by a web-based Logistics Information Management system which will inject efficiency in supply chain services.

Speaking in Nakuru on Monday when he delivered Sh100 million medical supplies to Nakuru County Government, Njoroge said the consignment of assorted drugs and equipment was based on specific needs of the region.

“The delivered medical supplies are in consistency with the needs of this county as per the data generated by Kemsa Department of Health Assessment,” said the CEO who was accompanied by Nakuru Deputy Governor, Erick Korir among other leaders.

Njoroge said Kemsa enjoyed a good working relationship with Nakuru adding that the huge consignment would be supplied to more than 190 public health facilities in the region which include hospitals, health centers and dispensaries.

“The huge consignment of assorted of assorted medical supplies will ensure better healthcare service delivery while at the same time enhancing cooperation between the two entities,” he said.

Njoroge said Kemsa continued to expand its product range to better serve its customers who include the counties by increasing access to quality and affordable healthcare to their residents.

“The authority is accelerating processing the county orders within deliver schedule through its robust supply chain infrastructure,” said the CEO.

He urged county government to pay up their pending bills to ensure un-interrupted supply of medical commodities and Kemsa’s business continuity.

“The Authority will continue to enhance service through on time deliveries of health products and technologies to various counties for sustainable healthcare development,” he said.

Deputy Governor Korir said the Sh100 million supplies were dispatched to hospitals and rural health facilities across the County to facilitate provision of quality service to residents.

“This morning I flagged off the consignment consisting of products essential in oncology, renal, linen and laboratory services,” he said.

Korir said the county allocated Sh620 million in the 2020/2021 financial year for procurement of medical supplies which will ensure all facilities in the county have sufficient drug supplies.