•The supplies include nutritional supplements and rehydration solutions alongside essential medicines.
Kemsa on Tuesday dispatched medical supplies worth Sh380 million to six counties affected by drought.
The supplies include nutritional supplements and rehydration solutions alongside essential medicines.
"They are destined to Kilifi, Marsabit, Baringo, Samburu, Tana River and Garissa,” Kemsa acting CEO John Kabuchi said.
He was speaking at Kemsa national supply chain centre in Embakasi.
Kabuchi said essential medicines were ordered by the respective counties as per the Kenya Essential Medicines List developed by the Ministry of Health.
“The list was developed by MoH and recognised the disease burdens in each of the counties allowing for tailor-made ordering of essential medical supplies from Kemsa,” he said.
Joseph Lenai, the health sector coordination, intergovernmental relations and international health relations director, assured Kenyans that Kemsa has enough drugs.
Late last week, Kemsa confirmed it had turned a new leaf in its procurement, with the activation of an automated purchase order generation system.
“The automation of the procurement process and elimination of manual procedures that require human intervention such as the issuance of LPO is also part of the authority’s ethics and integrity assurance strategy,” Kabuchi said.
Kabuchi said Kemsa has stepped up capacity-building efforts at the county level.
“The efforts include technical corroboration on operational measures such as improving ordering processes including inventory management, adherence to quality management and pharmacovigilance,” he said.