The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) sent a Ksh. 64 million Kitui County Government medical supplies have been ordered from 298 health facilities in the county.
Speaking at the event marking the sending of a Ksh. 64 million orders placed last week by the Kitui County government.
Njoroge added that in order to improve operational efficiency, the Authority is leveraging its superior experience and infrastructure in supply chain management, including warehousing and information technology systems. robust.
While acknowledging county governments as KEMSA’s largest customer group, Njoroge confirmed that the Authority has adopted a decentralized distribution channel model. A dedicated Premier customer service team is also responsible for processing orders from decentralized units to ensure quick turnaround times.
Flanked by the governor of the Kitui County Government, Charity Ngilu, with the flag of 17 trucks heading for the county, Njoroge KEMSA dismissed claims that the Authority lacks the capacity to provide the drugs and products for which the decentralized units need.
“All county governments, from Nairobi to those in remote areas, can rest assured that KEMSA has the capacity to process all orders procedurally placed for delivery within seven days or less. Our customers can rest assured that all KEMSA staff are fully committed to the Authority’s transformation into a last mile, customer-oriented health products and technology (HPT) supply agency, ”said declared Njoroge.
The order placed by the Kitui County government includes pharmaceutical, non-pharmaceutical, laboratory and kidney consumables for distribution to more than 298 health facilities. All items will be delivered directly to the respective health centers by KEMSA.
As part of KEMSA’s transformation strategy, the Authority has already established and adequately resourced its four decentralized distribution centers in Kisumu, Mombasa, Meru and Nairobi. Thanks to the decentralized system, KEMSA’s Kisumu distribution area serves nineteen counties. Mombasa serves six counties and Meru serves 11 northern border counties, with the remaining counties served by Nairobi central stores.
For her part, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu described KEMSA’s services and solutions as cost effective and professional.
“The Kitui County government appreciates the support provided by KEMSA to ensure that we continue to enjoy cost-effective and professional services to keep all of our health facilities operational. Today we are reporting a Ksh. 64 million shipments placed last week with KEMSA. This is proof that KEMSA has the capacity to meet our needs within a reasonable time, ”Governor Ngilu said.
As part of a dedicated operating model designed to ensure an on-time supply of essential medical supplies, KEMSA has maintained a service availability level of over 98% in more than 8,000 public health centers in the 47 counties from the country.
KEMSA has redesigned many of its financial management and procurement processes to ensure excellence by providing critical assurance of ethical conduct to its stakeholders.
“All of our stakeholders can rest assured that we have instituted various covert and overt surveillance frameworks to guard against the loss of taxpayers and donor funds through the manipulation of procurement processes,” Njoroge said.
After undertaking extensive integrity adjustments at KEMSA, the Authority’s potential suppliers, including local manufacturers and disadvantaged groups (AGPO), are required to maintain very high ethical operating standards.