Makueni County links tech systems with KEMSA to ensure health supplies efficiency

Makueni County Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has kicked off efforts to streamline the procurement of health commodities to boost healthcare delivery in the county.

The streamlining efforts will involve integrating and enhancing information technology-based systems to power the procurement and distribution of health commodities.

Speaking following a courtesy call to Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Terry Ramadhani, Governor Kilonzo said the county has undertaken to seal all loopholes leading to loss of health commodities.

Based on an immediate needs assessment, the county, he said, has placed a KSh. 30 million order for essential medical supplies with KEMSA. The order comprises oncology, renal, and surgical-related items, including laboratory, radiology, dental, and linen items.

He promised that the county will maintain a prudent just-in-time procurement plan for health supplies to avoid overstocking and stockout scenarios.

“In Makueni County, we have committed to providing the best healthcare possible. This cannot be possible if we continue to lose medicines ordered from KEMSA or cannot account for the supplies delivered,” he said.

He added, “We have immediate plans to fully integrate our technology systems to provide end-to-end visibility and enhance our procurement planning and budget cycles.”

On her part, KEMSA CEO Ms Ramadhani welcomed Makueni County’s commitment to adopt technology systems and confirmed that the authority is now banking on IT systems in its operations.

The county, she said, will be seamlessly linked to the KEMSA Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) and the KEMSA Electronic Proof of Deliveries (e-POD App).

She said that by integrating systems, KEMSA and Makueni County would enjoy end-to-end visibility of the pharmaceutical inventories across the health commodities value chain.

“The focus by Makueni County to ensure a system-wide assurance of all deliveries from KEMSA is a welcome development. Such systems alignments will allow KEMSA and Makueni county to enjoy mutual integrity assurances and curb losses or financial inefficiencies including overstocking or delayed procurement,” she said.

Adding that, “These systems will facilitate better operating information visibility across the supply chain system and contribute to inventory accuracy at the operating levels.”

In the current order placed by Makueni, 240 rural health facilities, and 13 hospitals spread across the county’s six sub-counties, will receive their supplies next week to boost primary and secondary healthcare goals.

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