Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o has announced a raft of measures aimed at stopping pilferage of medicine from the health facilities.
Nyong’o spoke as he flagged off Sh. 60 million worth of medicine from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) to various health facilities across the county.
He says his administration is keen to ensure medicine meant for the public is prudently used.
Over time, Nyong’o says medicine has found its way into private pharmacies as he promised residents of Kisumu that they will have access to medicine.
The Governor further ordered for proper mode of transportation of government drugs to the health facilities.
He says in most occasions, drugs disappear whenever they are transported through private means.
Nyong’o announced that he has set up a team to do monitoring and evaluation for the delivery and usage of medicine in the hospitals.
He says the team will report directly to him in a scheme to streamline the sector which has been faced by a number of challenges.
He told hospital managements to work closely with the team as they embark on auditing of medicines that have been sent to various hospitals.