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KEMSA dispatches Kshs 37.6 million essential medicines to Makueni county

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More than 235 health facilities in Makueni County are set to receive Kshs 37.6 million essential medicines from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) following the flag off of the consignment this morning.

Following the flag off, Makueni becomes the first of the 47 Counties to receive its quarter-four health products and technologies order recently placed with KEMSA.

The flag-off of the consignment loaded in ten trucks was witnessed by Makueni County Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana and KEMSA CEO Terry Ramadhani at the Authority’s Embakasi national supply chain center.

KEMSA CEO, Terry Ramadhani speaking at a press briefing at KEMSA in Embakasi during a flagoff ceremony to dispatch 37.6 Million essential medicines to Makueni County. Makueni becomes the first county to receive its quarter four health products and technologies order recently placed with KEMSA. Looking on is Makueni Governor, Prof. Kivutha Kibwana.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, KEMSA CEO Ms. Ramadhani described Makueni as a model county on many fronts while celebrating the county’s continued reliance on the Authority’s supply chain solutions to power its health agenda.

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“Makueni County is a model county and one that has proved that devolution can effectively work thanks to Prof Kibwana’s leadership. This is one county that has always placed its orders and settled its financial commitments with KEMSA on time and promptly,” Ms. Ramadhani said.

She added that “Makueni was also one of the first counties to link up to the KEMSA Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), which is part of the Authority’s enterprise resource management system that facilitates better operating information visibility across the supply chain system and contributes to inventory accuracy at the National and County operating levels.”

KEMSA, she assured the Makueni Health Management team is pursuing a three-pronged transformation strategy that focuses on driving operational excellence, enhancing customer experience, and repositioning the organization.

In the current order placed by Makueni, 240 rural health facilities, and 13 hospitals spread across the county’s six sub-Counties, will receive their supplies from tomorrow morning to boost primary and secondary healthcare goals.

The current order comprises Oncology, Renal, surgical, and related items, including Laboratory, Radiology, Dental, and Linen items.

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