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KEMSA to resume supply of drugs to Vihiga County 

Vihiga County Governor, Dr. Wilber Ottichilo (Centre), Kenya Medical
Supplies Authority (KEMSA) Chief Executive Officer, Philip Omondi, on
his (Right) and other government and KEMSA officials. KEMSA has agreed
to resume supply of drugs to all health facilities in the county
pending settlement of Sh.67million debt

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) will resume steady supply of drugs to all health facilities in Vihiga County.

This decision follows a commitment by the county government to settle a Sh.67million debt it owes the medical drug supplier after a meeting between
Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo and KEMSA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Philip Omondi on Tuesday.

The meeting, which was held in the governor’s office in Mbale town, was also attended by KEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Secretary, Mr. Fred

Briefing members of press after deliberations, Ottichilo revealed that  the two sides had agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
detailing how the debt, which was inherited from the previous regime,would be paid.

“The two parties will meet next week on Friday for official signing of the MoU,” Ottichilo told journalists.

Expressing happiness, the governor praised the medical supplies authority for agreeing to resume its services in Vihiga County.

“Our people can now be guaranteed quality and reliable health service delivery,” added the county government boss.

Early in this year, KEMSA suspended supply of drugs to the County due to non-payment of debts accruing to the Sh.67millon.

Ottichilo promised that his administration was forging mutual partnerships with various stakeholders in the sector.

“We are engaging various health stakeholders to enable us complete stalled projects as well as initiate new ones,” he noted.

By Maurice Aluda

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