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KEMSA to resume supply of drugs to Garissa hospitals after payment of sh 111 million



GARISSA—The County Government of Garissa has paid the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority part of Sh111 million debt allowing resumption of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceuticals supplies to the devolved unit.

The Governor Nathif Jama said his administration will further intensify efforts to reform the health sector in a bid to “resuscitate the ailing healthcare situation.”

The governor added that the changes have resulted in 22 percent increase in the number of patients visiting public healthcare facilities in the county for treatment in the past two months. The county has ensured all the healthcare pharmacies are fully operational.


KEMSA is currently processing an order of Sh37 million for all the 75 dispensaries and health centres in Garissa.

“The Garissa Referral Hospital has also recorded key staff changes in the administration, accounts and revenue departments,” governor Nathif noted.


In a statement, the county chief expressed optimistims  that the changes will help turn around operations and service delivery.


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