You Play a Great Role, Dr Kitetu tells Pharmacists.
The Kitui CEC incharge of Health and Sanitation Dr Winnie Kitetu has today assured pharmacists that all Kitui health facilities across the county will receive more drugs and non-pharmaceutical commodities so as to enhance service delivery to Kitui residents.
“As the ministry, we have already issued Local Purchase Order (LPO) to Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) for assorted drugs and non-pharmaceutical commodities, to be supplied to various health facilities across county,” said Dr Kitetu.
Kitetu further reiterated that the ministry has set aside a budget to facilitate the completion of Kitui County Referral Hospital (KCRH) and Mwingi Level 4 hospital’s warehouses in the 2022-2023 financial year. The completion and building of new warehouses will mitigate the challenges faced during drugs storage especially when temperatures are hot like now.
Addressing the issue on Health Bill, the CEC emphasized that the bill is on its final stages at the county assembly just waiting for the approval of the county speaker.
“The health bill is at the final stage and has been presented to the speaker of the county Assembly. The ministry is optimistic that the county assembly is going to approve and pass the health bill once tabled on the floor, and once passed this will be a milestone to the health fraternity,” she said.
The CEC challenged the pharmacists to be the source of hope to patients, because it is at the pharmacy where the healing process begins and it is also the last point where patients are seen-off by health care workers. Therefore, she urged the pharmacists to give hope, whisper a word of encouragement and make the patient leave the facility happier than they came.
The two-day workshop was attended by Pharmacists and Public Health Nurses drawn from the Sub-county level and supported by USAID, Afya Ugavi with an aim to review Health Products and Technologies Unit( HPTU) in the county.