The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health tours KEMSA drugs depot

Health CS Sicily Kariuki flags off medical supplies donated by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.

Nairobi, KENYA 9 February 2018 – The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Sicily Kariuki spend the day at Kenya Medical Supply Agency (KEMSA) for a familiarizing tour and advised the institution management to work towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

During the tour the CS who was accompanied by the Director Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko flagged off medical commodities worth Kshs. 100 Million to strengthen supplies in the counties of Makueni, Kajiado, Embu and Mbagathi Hospital.

She said the Ministry of Health will be reviewing its policies to refocus key programmes to accelerate attainment of Universal Health Coverage in order to ensure every Kenyan has access to quality and affordable health care services.

She announced that all parastatals under the Ministry of Health will be meeting before the end of the month to charter the way forward for the health sector towards attainment of UHC.

The CS met a cross section of the staff at KEMSA and encouraged them to give their best service and work on new targets that will enable them to achieve the Government agenda for the health sector.

“I will support you to ensure we get it right but you must take responsibility to ensure pharmaceutical products are available to every Kenyan,’’ she stressed.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki inspects drugs donated by KEMSA for selected counties before flagging them off.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki signs a visitors book upon her arrival at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority for a familiarisation tour.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki at drugs quality laboratory at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority during a familiarisation tour