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Waititu flags off Sh72m drugs for Kiambu hospitals.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu flagging off a consignment of drugs worth Ksh. 72 million to hospitals in the county on Thursday at the Thika Sub-County Headquarters.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has flagged off a consignment of drugs worth Ksh. 72 million to hospitals in the county.

This consignment procured from Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), will be delivered to every health facility and is expected to last for the coming four months.

Speaking during the flagging off ceremony of the consignment, the governor assured would address drug shortages reported in hospitals and consisted of about 70% of the fast moving drugs.

Waititu issued a stern warning to rogue health workers with intentions of stealing and selling the public medicine saying they will face the full wrath of the law. He added that they had put in place an automated tracking system of drugs in all health facilities where drugs to ensure that all procurement and issues were well documented.

“We have automated our systems and all drugs issued will from now henceforth be reflected into our computer system to enable us track and detect when we are running low on stock,” Waititu said.

He asked the members of public to be in the front-line in the fight against drug theft by reporting to his office, any illegal activities they witnessed happening within the county health facilities.

The governor announced that his government had already cleared the KES. 100 million debt to KEMSA that had been left behind by the previous regime and they intended to clear the current procurement within the next two months.

He appealed to all Kiambu residents to register for NHIF as very soon, nobody will be served if they were not in the scheme.

“We are treating all patients in our level II and III hospitals free of charge. Nonetheless, we will be demanding that everyone who comes for treatment in our public hospitals to be registered with the NHIF. This will more so affect patients from other counties who from now henceforth must produce a NHIF card to receive treatment into our facilities not unless it is an emergency,” he said.

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