The Kisii County government has increased its budgetary allocation for drugs from KShs. 150 million to KShs. 200 million.
Speaking while flagging off a consignment of drugs at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH), governor James Ongwae said his administration will continue to invest more on healthcare to ensure residents get the services that they deserve.
The consignment worth KShs. 35million flagged off to 14 Level 4 facilities across the County included antibiotics, anti-malaria drugs, disinfectants among other essential drugs. The governor said another consignment is expected next week.
"Another consignment worth KShs. 85million that will be distributed to our hospitals across the county arrives next week. This is as a result of our increased funding for drugs from 150 million to 200 million as we endeavor to ensure that all our hospitals are equipped with essential drugs", said Ongwae.
The governor also said the county has put more strict control measures to ensure proper utilization of drugs and plans to computerize management of drugs are at the final stages to ensure drug supply and uptake is closely monitored.