Health County Executive Committee Member Mrs. Everlyne Rotich has asked County Health Management Team (CHMT) and facility managers to ensure that they do proper planning on the required drugs and supplies to avoid wastage and shortage of the same in County-owned facilities.
Speaking on Wednesday morning at an Eldoret hotel during a presentation by a Afya Ugavi on the availability and accountability of all County and USAID procured drugs and supplies, the department boss said that planning was the backbone of all operations in all the facilities citing that people in charge are aware of their areas of operations.
“Proper planning makes our work easier because we will have good supply chain management,” said the CECM.
Mrs. Rotich further challenged the facility managers to put the right measures to ensure that
all the procured drugs have been properly utilized so as to improve the health of residents who are the main target in availing the drugs and supplies at their doorstep.
“I have visited some of the facilities and found expired and excess drugs.. this should stop because it leads to wastage of resources,” added Mrs. Rotich.
While commending the team for the strength identified in the report, Rotich asked them to close on the gaps identified citing that this was the only way the department’s goals can be achieved.
The report that was presented by Afya Ugavi Chief of Party Jayne Waweru majored on tracing and tracking all supplies procured by the administration and other development partners from the supplier KEMSA to the County drugs central stores and finally to the end user the facilities.
County Director of Medical Services Dr. Reuben Korir was among the facility managers and CHMT who attended the presentation.
Besides the release of the audit report, the in-charges were also educated on how to rate performance in their facilities to ensure management efficiency and effectiveness.