[Photo File: Barnabas K Sang-County Executive ICT and E-Government]
Controversy continues to stalk the supply and distribution of Kshs 40 million drugs and medical supplies by Uasin Gishu County Government with emergence of new revelations from a top County official.
While engaging County residents on social media County Minister in charge of ICT and E-Government Barnabas K Sang divulged that the County Government had ordered drugs worth Ksh 40million from (Kenya Medical Supplies Agency) KEMSA but KEMSA said they were able to supply drugs worth Kshs 16million
He said with KEMSA supplying drugs worth only Kshs 16million of the intended Kshs 40million the County Government then initiated a quick procurement service with other pre-qualified providers in order to bridge the gap.
This new twist comes a few days after the county blog cited alleged foul play in distribution of the Kshs 40 million drugs to health centres in the county. Nurses through their union had complained that only drugs worth about Kshs 3million reached the health centres.
Sang has however confirmed that the County Government was in the process of procuring a Hospital Management Information System which will allow easy monitoring of drugs as they are delivered and allow online prescriptions to patients.
He said it was hard for the county to police each and every facility undertakings without close audits which he revealed had been ordered to be conducted last week.