Kericho County’s health facilities received a major boost on Monday after the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) distributed medical supplies worth Sh57 million.
Kericho Governor Eric Mutai expressed his delight after flagging off eight trucks carrying medical supplies, stating that medical facilities in the county will now be able to attend to patients and provide medicine and drugs that have long been lacking at the facilities, inconveniencing residents.
The governor confirmed that all Sub-County health facilities, including the Kapkatet, Sigowet, Londiani, and Sosiot Hospitals, have been supplied with medical supplies that will last for months, ensuring hospital efficiency even at the grassroots level.
Dr Mutai also stated that the medical supplies would benefit a total of 166 dispensaries within the county, urging patients with minor issues to seek attention at the local level, noting that the County Referral Hospital had recently been overcrowded due to a lack of medical supplies at local facilities.
“Medicine shortages in our hospitals are a thing of the past. As a result, I advise patients from the County’s various villages to seek medical attention at the local hospitals, which all have medical supplies.”
The governor praised the health department management team, which included Chief Officer Ekuwam, Director of Medical Services Dr Betty Langat, and Medical Superintendent of Kericho County Referral Hospital Dr Japhet Cheruiyot, for their efforts in improving health services.