Governor Orengo's stern warning to health workers as he flags off KSh45 million drugs
Siaya county government will ring fence money meant for purchase of medical supplies, Governor James Orengo has said.
Orengo said that nobody will be allowed to spend any coin set aside for the medical sector no matter the emergency, adding that failure to ring fence the funds have in the past saw the public suffer over lack of drugs.
He was speaking outside his office on Thursday, September 22 when he flagged off a consignment of drugs worth KSh45 million from the Kenya Medical supplies Authority (KEMSA).
The governor - flanked by his deputy, William Oduol, county executive committee member for health and sanitation, Dismas Wakla and county secretary Joseph Ogutu - said that failure to settle medical bills has in the past affected the supply chain, forcing the local residents to spend more to purchase drugs in private chemists.
Orengo said his government has put in place mechanisms to ensure regular supply from KEMSA.
He at the same time warned health workers against diverting the supplies to private clinics and pharmacies, adding that he will be making unannounced visits to health facilities to monitor the use of the drugs and other medical supplies.
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