NAIROBI, 14th February, 2023
Nairobi City County Governor, Sakaja Johnson today received and flagged off medical supplies from Kenya Medical supplies Authority (KEMSA) worth Kes 244,000,000/- to be distributed to all the health facilities within Nairobi County.
This comes after 3 years of acute shortages occasioned by the non supply of essential medicines and other supplies due to outstanding debts amounting to Kes 185,158,114 which Governor Sakaja administration has started paying off.
Today’s supplies which comprises 70% of the essential commodities, 20% of vital commodities- for emergencies and 10% of small equipment and linen.
Said, Governor Sakaja, “My administration is committed to giving the people of Nairobi good health care. I promised to ensure quality healthcare services to the people of this City by having stocked up facilities, and after months of negotiations with KEMSA we firmed up an arrangement to ensure constant supply to all our facilities”.
Speaking during the flag off the CEO of KEMSA, Terry Ramadhani noted the organization was going through a change and improving on its delivery.
“Previously it took up to 46 days to process an order. We started processing this order for Nairobi on Thursday when we received the order and have delivered today…in 4 days,” she said.
Governor Sakaja added: “I am very happy KEMSA was actually ready to deliver the whole batch of commodities. We decided that I would receive the first batch today which will be taken to 22 facilities namely; Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Mbagathi Hospital, Mutuini Hospital, Kayole II and Kamiti as well as facilities in Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, and Embakasi North sub-counties.”
Governor Sakaja said the second batch, which will be delivered by KEMSA on Thursday this week, will be delivered to Sub county health facilities in; Kamukunji, Langata and Kibra, Embakasi South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi West,Starehe, Westlands, Ruaraka and Roysambu, Kasarani and Makadara.
“Let me assure the people of Nairobi that we are working every day to ensure they have the best service they deserve,” he said.