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Photo: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong cutting the tape to officially open Muyafwa Dispensary in Matayos West Ward on Thursday. Looking on is area MCA Linus Asiba and Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi (right).

HELP ME END DRUG THEFTS IN HOSPITALS, BUSIA GOVERNOR URGES COUNTY RESIDENTS

Muyafwa Dispensary in Matayos South Ward that was opened by Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong on Thursday.

Busiacounty Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged County residents to help him in unearthing drug theft rackets in health institution lest they will suffer if the drugs run out of stock.

Speaking after opening Muyafwa Dispensary   in Matayos South Ward on Thursday, the Governor said Facility Management Committees and Health Volunteers also hold the key in ensuring that no drugs are stolen in health institutions within their jurisdictions.

“  I  want to see regular audits of drugs vis-à-vis the patients by the committees and  volunteers ;  My government  will not allow unscrupulous  people  to  steal government property and  rendering untold suffering to patients,” he said.

Governor Ojaamong   said he will talk to the Members of the County Assembly to allocate money from the Ward Fund kitty to supplement operations of 80 dispensaries across the County,

The Governor said Busia County Referral Hospital has been elevated to Referral Status “we are making deliberate efforts to elevate   Matayos Health Centre   to sub county referral with  all facilities including  X-Rays, Theatre, maternity,  radiology and many other equipment.

Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said health sector gets the lion’s share of the county budget but the needs are still many especially in procurement of drugs.

He said Sh13m of the Kenya Devolution Support   Program will be used to complete the theatre at Matayos Health Centre with a further Sh5m used to equip the theatre.

The DG said  dispensary and health centres  will in the next budget benefit from  25 per cent of the Facility Improvement Fund  while 75% will go to sub county and  Busia Referral Hospitals.

Those present included CECMs Okwara Ekirapa ( Public Works),  Dr Moses Osia (Agriculture)MCAs Linus Asiba (Matayos South), Vincent Ojiambo (Bukhayo West), Director Medical Services ( Dr Janerose Ambuchi ) and Director  Public Health  (Dr Melsa Lutomia).

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