The Kenya Medical Supplies Stores has come under heavy criticism health over poor services to health facilities across the country. The Senate committee said it has received complaints from hospitals that Kemsa is not supplying the required drugs.
Senators Zipporah Kittony, Stephen Sang (Nandi), John Munyes (Turkana), Stephen Sang and Linet Nyakeriga said if the health facilities receive funds, they will be ordering drugs directly and invoiced.
They were speaking in Kapsabet and Nandi Hills District Hospitals' yesterday during a fact finding mission. "We have cases where hospitals order for anti-malaria or anti-biotics drugs and instead are supplied with glucose or gloves," Sang said. He said they will ask the national government to fund the hospitals directly instead of disbursing money through Kemsa. Kittony said county governments have received low allocations in health and appealed to them to increase the funds through supplementary budgets."We want a healthy nation for increased economic," Kittony said.