County purchases drugs worth Sh. 75Million

A consignment of drugs consisting of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceuticals worth Sh. 75Million has been purchased by the County government of Trans Nzoia.

While receiving and flagging off trucks full of the supplies today, Deputy Governor Dr. Stanley Tarus said the county will be supplied with other drugs worth Sh.55Million this January.

The deputy governor also urged the ministry of labour, health, and the Council of Governors (COG) to provide solutions to the on-going doctors’ strike.

“Now our main concern is the security of the drugs that we purchase,” said Dr. Tarus.

He pointed out that as the county government spends lumpsome monies in purchasing the drugs some people siphon out some making some facilities to lack enough drugs.

“The county is installing an IT system to check on drug dispensation to ensure no drugs are lost,” he said.
Adding that with the system in place, the drugs shall be dispensed to the Sub County hospitals on need basis only and will be centralized at the County Hospital.

He also challenged residents to be watchful and report any incidences they note of people who sell drugs by obtaining them from the health facilities.

Speaking during the flagging off of the consignment, the County Executive Committee Member (CEC) in charge of health Dr. Isaac Kogo said that the County has employed 400 health workers.