A special team has been formed in Nyamira to monitor the distribution and usage of drugs in various facilities and curb drug theft.
This will enhance proper drug management in the various health centres across the county to ensure drugs are not mismanaged.
The team will be tasked with the role of ensuring all drugs reach the various health facilities across the county, counter-check the records at the facilities with those of the supplier, investigating, and sealing all possible loopholes for selling drugs to private chemists and also ensuring drugs are available.
County health CEC Timothy Ombati said the County Health Products and Technology unit will also ensure drugs get to the required facilities after purchase and then monitor how the drugs are given out.
Ombati spoke when he flagged off a consignment of drugs worth Sh29 million to the various facilities in the county meant to curb drug shortage.
The consignment will be distributed to various health facilities in the county awaiting another Sh30 million consignment that will be in the county by end of this week
He urged residents to be keen when they find county drugs on the private chemists’ shelves and alert the authorities.
“We want to ensure our drugs are available only at our facilities to carry out our intended purpose. We call upon our residents to help us curb theft,” Ombati said.
County Assembly Health Committee chairperson and Magwagwa MCA Abel Mokaya said the committee will be in charge of the distribution of the drugs and will work closely with the health products and technology unit to ensure drug theft ends.
“All the 110 health facilities in the county will be checked regularly for lack of drugs that would have been sold to private chemists and we will deal with those involved,” Mokaya said