The County Government of Siaya has crafted a comprehensive strategy to deal with pilferages of drugs at the hospital facilities. According to Governor James Orengo, In two weeks’ time, drugs will be supplied to the facilities.
“I have held a meeting with stakeholders for the past two days working on a comprehensive strategy to deal with drugs pilferages,”. I want to Assure Siaya people of improvement of drugs in the facilities,” said Orengo adding that part of Thursday and Friday, they have helds a consultative meeting and discussed on how to secure drugs meant for our facilities,” said Orengo.

We are on a mission to ensure that supply of drugs to all facilities are improved and shortages stopped,” said Orengo adding that part of it has to do with the budget circle and the bureaucracy between the County government and the KEMSA,.

Orengo who spoke after making an impromptu visit to the Siaya referral hospital said in two weeks time, Siaya people will see the difference in terms of the drugs stocks at the facilities.

Orengo who was accompanied by His Deputy William Oduol, Health Executive Dismas Wakla and acting Health Chief Officer Dr Eunice Fwaya noted that the facility was doing well in terms of the provision of the quality healthcare.

“We have done our inspection of the facility and found out that its staffs shortages and deficit in the commodities that derails provision of healthcare services and my government is committed towards addressing the challenges.

He added that the maternity wing that is undergoing rehabilitation will be complete in the next three weeks.

The county administration hopes the new facility will help reduce infant and maternal mortality ratios and also offer affordable maternity services.

“we are happy to note that the facility does 300 delivery monthly and the completion of the rehabilitation of the facility maternity ward will be of great help to those seeking to deliver,” said Orengo.

He added that his impromptu visit was meant to get the feeling of the facilities so as to discuss on health sector with facts at finger tips.

The governor visited the hospital pharmacy, the laboratory, maternity wing, pediatric wing, Hewa tele station , wards, Modern CT-Scan and Renal Dialysis Unit that has been equipped with five dialysis machines and can handle 10 patients daily