Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati on Monday flagged off a consignment of drugs for distribution in the county’s 133 health facilities.
The Sh47 million medicine will be used in Level II and Level III health facilities while another consignment worth Sh20 million will be dispatched to 10 sub-county hospitals next week.
The drugs wee sourced in an arrangement between the county government and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).
KEMSA, in the deal, agreed to supply drugs as directed by the county within the shortest time possible to stem shortages in the county.
Wangamati said the new disposition was a milestone towards the fourth pillar of his government’s goal of universal access to health care.