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Governor asks EACC to investigate drug theft in hospitals

17 January 2015, 17:56 Joseph Njung'eh

Kirinyaga - Kirinyaga Governor, Joseph Ndathi has asked Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate cases of theft of drugs from public hospitals in the area.

The governor expressed concerns that some health practitioners were stealing drugs from public facilities.

“I have invited the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to help us eliminate cases of theft of drugs in our health facilities. I urge all residents to cooperate in this and report any cases of theft promptly,” said the governor in an update statement regarding health sector in the county.

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Ndathi divulged that the County Government has set aside KES 1.2 billion for the health department ‘because the sector is key priority among government services rendered to the public’.

He said there were 28 health projects across the county valued at KES 256 million adding that the County has hired 472 new staff including nurses, clinical officers and laboratory technicians.

“A special focus is on Kerugoya Hospital which is our main County health facility. I have set aside KES 30 million for laboratory and maternity equipment and KES.15 million for modern Digital X-Ray machine for the hospital,” said the governor.

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