Busia Couty recieves medicine worth KES 30m
18 February 2014, 21:05
Busia - Busia county government in conjunction with Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) have partnered to ensure that over 80 health facilities in the County benefit from a KES 30m drugs supply.
Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa who presided over the function that was held at the county referral hospital.
He assured the medical personnel that they are in better hands in the county government as compared to the national government.
The deputy governor further reiterated that primary health care is the county’s main priority and key component which they need to invest in.
He took issue with KEMSA for not including the Council of Governors in its board of management saying they had the highest stake in it to warrant exclusion.
County Deputy Medical Superintendent Emmanuel Wanjala noted that drugs deficiency was the main challenge facing the health institutions and appealed for constant supplies to minimize patients' suffering.
County Health Melisa director Lutomia said the health department was devolved to enable them attain highest health standards.
Dr Lutomia said the current budget of 17 per cent of the country's budget which is allocated to health was not enough to cushion the country against health challenges it was facing.
County Assembly Health Committee chairman, Ishmael Orodi said Busia County referral hospital is set to receive an Intensive care unit, a standard laboratory and other facilities to make it a referral institution.
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