The government, led by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, on Wednesday, 15 March, held a meeting with officials from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency- KEMSA.
The meeting which happened at the Harambee House Annex was aimed at revamping the government agency and making it efficient in service delivery to the people of Kenya.
Deputy President revealed that the meeting with KEMSA officials is a clear indication of how the Kenya Kwanza Administration remains committed to achieving needs-responsive Universal Health Coverage through a multi-sectoral approach as per their manifesto, which they called the PLAN.
Also present during the crucial meeting were Kenya's international partners and other local partners from within the country
"In this regard, today, at Harambee House Annex, I hosted officials from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency- KEMSA, together with other local and international partners for deliberations on revamping the sector," DP Gachagua revealed.
What President William Ruto's government plans to do so that KEMSA delivers again
DP Gachagua revealed that the government is after making sure that KEMSA delivers and meets the government objectives as far as Universal Health Coverage is concerned.
He noted that apart from revamping the agency, the government is also focusing on making sure that the agency is modernized to meet the international standards of emerging medical demands and needs. Technology is one of the areas that the government will focus on to ensure its plan is achieved.
"One of the ways is to modernise its operations including embracing technology to be in tandem with modern and emerging medical needs," he added.
The second in command has since urged local and international partners to keep on coming in and working with the agency.
"I also challenged them to direct more support to the Community Health Volunteers, who are doing a critical job in administering primary healthcare," he added.
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