Uasin Gishu County Government earlier this week kicked off the training of its health staff, in a move that will ensure the Health Management Information System (HMIS) is successfully implemented.
Speaking at the county headquarters when she presided over the training, Uasin Gishu County Health Minister Margaret Chepkwony hailed the training as a major milestone in enhancing service delivery in the health sector.
“The roll out of this system will aid in managing the flow of drugs and other medical supplies, as well as the prediction of what is most required in any facility,”said Chepkwony.
Mrs Chepkwony said the programme would also make delivery of health services to the residents easier, cheaper and ‘personalized to address individual needs’.
She pointed out that with the implementation of the system, the County is now able to monitor stocks of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceuticals available in all its health facilities and adequately react to the needs.
Uasin Gishu County ICT and E-government CeC, Barnabas Sang, who was also present, said they are also working on utilizing technology by installing CCTV’s in all facilities to enhance security.
The training brought together the sub county health officers the pharmacists who were equipped with HMIS skills.
The training was also attended by the Chairman of the County Public Service Board Joseph Tanui and Health Chief Officer Edwin Kemboi.