KENYA – Kenya’s medical corporation Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has called upon newly elected governors to procure health products and technologies for their respective counties from the state agency.

KEMSA Chief Executive Officer Terry Ramadhani said that the authority is currently executing the rapid results strategy dubbed ‘The KEMSA 2.0 strategy’ geared at raising operating efficiencies and customer satisfaction.

The KEMSA 2.0 strategy focuses on key performance indicators including optimum order fill rates and a less than seven days turnaround time as well as mutual engagements with the County governments to help unlock overdue pending bills from several counties.

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is a specialized medical logistics provider for public health facilities and programmes under the Ministry of Health whose mandate is to procure, warehouse and distribute medical supplies.

KEMSA is the first point of call for procurement, warehousing and distribution of Health Products and Technologies listed in relevant essential lists at various county referral hospitals across Kenya thus the agency earns lucrative business deals from the devolved units.

KEMSA dispatched more than KES 27 billion worth of Essential Medicines, and Medical Supplies (EMMS) and National Health Strategic Programs (NHSP) supplies countrywide in the last financial year.

KEMSA recently announced that it will support the health promotion agenda at the county level for newly elected governors’ as part of the authority’s three-pronged transformation strategy to enhance the customer experience standards for all counties.

Furthermore, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Chief Executive Officer Terry Ramadhani held a meeting with Garissa Governor-Elect Nathif Jama at KEMSA Head offices to discuss the authority’s new strategy that aims at ensuring faster order turnaround times.

Chief Executive Officer Terry Ramadhani said that the new KEMSA strategy focuses on building momentum for organizational productivity particularly to guarantee efficient last mile delivery of health commodities countrywide.

County governments can only be described as KEMSA’s priority or prestige clients and we are sparing no effort to ensure that we meet their last mile medical supplies needs as best as we can,” Ramadhani assured Governor-Elect Jama.

Governor-Elect Jama assured that his administration will work to ensure that Garissa County Government meet its part of the bargain to KEMSA through prompt payments while urging KEMSA to focus on high order fill rates and prompt turnaround times.

The Garissa Governor-Elect acknowledged that the KEMSA 2.0 strategy aligns with the health delivery priorities outlined in his manifesto while pledging to work closely with the Authority in the sourcing and supply of health products and technologies.

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