Health ministry unveils lorries to supply medicines
BY ROBERT KARIUKI
LODWAR, TURKANA CENTRAL
Turkana Ministry of Health has unveiled three lorries at the Lodwar Referral Hospital, which will be used in the supply of medicines to health facilities in Turkana County. Each of the Lorries was assigned to deliver medicines to different parts in both governmental and non-governmental health facilities. The vehicles come as part of the plan by the county government to boost the provision of health care services to remote areas. It also comes after the health ministry recently assessed the project of constructing modern dispensaries in every ward, which they confirmed were generally at the final stage. County Minister for Health, Ms Jane Ajele, confirmed that the government had plans to construct a warehouse, where medicine would be stored awaiting distribution to the respective stations. The county government also plans to boost the ministry by purchasing a laundry machine, an oxygen plant and improving the conditions of the kitchen. The minister, who presided over the flagging off of the lorries also held a meeting with doctors and nurses working at the hospital. The meeting was aimed at addressing the grievances of the medical personnel. The hospital staff complained of slashed salaries, and threatened to down their tools if the ministry did not respond to their concerns. The event ended with the minister assessing the construction and refurbishment of the mortuary.
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