Counties can now purchase medical supplies from other suppliers for the next three months.
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a three-month waiver from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority requirement in regard to the sourcing of the masks and personal protective equipment.
The President said the move will speed up the procurement of the medical equipment to protect and Kenyans and health workers from COVID-19 infections.
The Head of State’s directive came hours after the Council of Governors appealed to the national government to allow counties to procure medical supplies from alternative sources.
However, the waiver only applies to the sourcing of the products locally.
The President lauded local manufacturers for their innovativeness to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 challenge.
He urged the manufacturers to observe high standards while producing the PPEs.
In Other News – Police recover bhang worth Ksh3m at an accident scene
Police in Garissa has launched an investigation into how a private hospital van that was involved in an accident along Modogashe – Garissa road was carrying bhang worth Ksh3 million.
The driver of the van attached to Takaba Nursing Home in Mandera West was overtaking a vehicle ahead of it at around 9 am on Wednesday when it collided head head-on with oncoming Toyota Probox killing three of its occupants.
Two died on the spot while another passenger succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the Garissa Referral Hospital. continue reading
Source – KBC