Machakos County medical facilities have received a boost of drugs and non-pharmaceutical supplies worth Ksh. 50 million from Kenya Medical Supplies Agencies (KEMSA) and other suppliers.
Machakos County Governor Wavinya Ndeti, while flagging off the medical supplies noted that this was part of her 100 days rapid results initiative to fully improve the health sector in the county.
Wavinya, however, warned the cartels in hospitals involved in selling medicines, that their days are numbered as she called for strict accountability.
“All managers in charge of supplies must be accountable for receiving, use and security of the supplies,” she said.
At the same time, the governor called on the residents to enrol in the NHIF programme to facilitate their access to health services in the county.
She further noted that the county was working towards rolling out a free NHIF programme for the elderly and disabled in society.
“I also request all those who are not in the NHIF programme, please, enrol. We are working on ways to see if we can cater for the disabled and those over 65 years of age, waingie NHIF,” she said.