•The consignment includes antibiotics, anti-hypertension drugs, diabetic medications and reagents
•The hubs, which include the Kitale County Hospital, will feed all of the county's remaining 74 health facilities
Residents of Trans Nzoia can now access essential medicines in various health facilities in the county.
This is after Governor George Natembeya flagged off a consignment of drugs worth Sh22 million which include antibiotics, anti-hypertension drugs, diabetic medications and reagents.
The consignment of four trucks from the Mission for Essential Medications and Supplies (MEDS) was dispersed to 10 healthcare facilities designated as hubs throughout the five subcounties.
"The hubs, which include the Kitale County Hospital, will feed all of the county's remaining 74 health facilities,” Natembeya said.
“The consignment fills the gap left by the recent supply by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency KEMSA."
The governor intends to tour all 84 health facilities in the county to assess the availability of the drugs stating that he is impressed by MED's efficiency in supplying drugs.
Trans Nzoia's county assembly is already debating the names given by the government for board members of the hubs for approval, allowing them to oversee the functioning of the facilities and give them a boost.
The county boss stated that the supply will likely be available for use for two months before his administration produces its first budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, which will ensure that people's top priorities are prioritised.
The county government is also working to ensure that all 84 health facilities are managed by the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF), which ensures that certain supplies are delivered on time using a pull mechanism.