In efforts to improve service delivery in the Health sector, the Kisii county government on Monday dispatched a consignment of essential drugs worth Sh 70 million to all health centers and dispensaries.
Speaking when he flagged off the drugs to 117 facilities, Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi said the consignment includes antibiotics, anti-malarials, analgesics and disinfectants.
The Deputy Governor noted that Governor James Ongwae last week flagged off drugs worth Sh 35 million to all the 14 Level 4 facilities and another consignment of Sh 7.9 million to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).
“In our quest to deliver quality services to residents, the county government has increased budgetary allocation from Sh. 150 million in the 2016/2017 Financial Year to Sh. 200 million in the 2017/2018 Financial Year,” said the Deputy Governor.
Maangi disclosed that the county has adequate stocks of Antiretroviral (ARVS) and family planning commodities.
“We will strive to ensure quality service delivery across all health facilities for the benefit of our people,” he said.
The Deputy Governor was accompanied by the County Secretary Patrick Lumumba, County Executive Committee members (CEC) Moses Onderi and Walter Okibo (Administration), Chief Officers Alice Abuki (Health), Geoffrey Mogire (Administration), Robert Ombasa (Trade), KTRH Chief Executive Officer Dr. Enock Ondari among other officers.