Turkana County Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro on Monday flagged off a consignment of essential drugs and other medical supplies worth more than Sh135 million.
The drugs are to be distributed to all sub county and rural health facilities in the county.
Speaking during the flag off ceremony at the Lodwar County Referral Hospital, the Deputy Governor said though the supply was expected to last the county facilities for the next six months, measures had been put in place for an extra buffer stock for additional two months by the County Ministry of Health.
He said the supply will go to all the 228 county hospitals and rural health facilities spread across all the seven sub counties.
The Deputy County boss said Turkana county is debt free in regards to the purchase of essential drugs, medical equipment and non-pharmaceuticals.
“We are the only county that has that has fully paid up for all our requests from The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA),”he said.
Turkana Health CEC Jane Ajele said the drugs will distributed using the last mile approach to all the individual health facilities operating at the sub county and ward levels in less than three days.
The last mile approach is an innovative method of delivery by KEMSA to ensure that drugs and other medical supplies are delivered to the door step of the individual health facility instead of a central point for further redistribution hence improving supplies security.