Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii on Monday flagged off drugs worth Ksh40 million that will be distributed to all the 138 facilities as a way to ensure adequate supply of drugs.
The flagging off is a justification of Governor Bii’s promise of ensuring that facilities are well stocked for residents of Uasin Gishu to get health services in all facilities at all times as outlined in the Governor’s Nguzo Kumi manifesto.
Speaking while flagging off the drugs, Governor Bii emphasized the importance of having sufficient drug supply in healthcare facilities by highlighting the neighboring counties who often seek medical services in the County facilities noting that their is need to cater to the healthcare needs of both the county’s residents and those from the North Rift Economic Bloc.
Governor Bii also emphasized the significance of good health stating that without it their efforts would be in vain.
“I want to call upon members of public to take advantage of the triage services available in the facilities to identify any ailments they may have because it is through this that appropriate plans can be put in place to ensure prompt and effective treatment,“said Bii.
Partnership with Israel
The County head also said his administration is working with the Israeli Government to improve diagnostics which will ensure that residents samples can be collected within their reach and results received immediately.
County Assembly Chairperson of Health Committee, Rebecca Magut, commended Governor Bii for his efforts in improving the healthcare sector stating that this initiative will greatly benefit the residents of the county.
On his part, Health Executive, Dr Sam Kotut, noted that with adequate drug supply the healthcare facilities will be better equipped to provide quality healthcare services to the residents therefore combating shortage in the region.
Present were County Secretary Edwin Bett, County Executives Dr Janeth Kosgei(Education), Anthony Sitienei (Lands), Chief of Staff Nicholas Chepkwony, Chief Officer Clinical Services Dr Paul Wangwe and act Director Planning and Administration Dr Sarah Kipkulei.