Concessioning the best option

A hospital ward equipped with ICU equipment.

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What you need to know:

  • The whitest lie in the whole thing was the attempt at making us believe that the transaction with the equipment suppliers was a leasing arrangement.
  • Most leasing contracts provide for the means and mechanisms for monitoring and tracking of use of the equipment.
  • This scandal should not dissuade the government from adopting leasing as a model.

I read through the report and findings of Senate Committee on Health on the Sh50 billion medical equipment scandal and here is what I find revealing in it: We were dealing with greedy merchants whose only interest was to dump expensive equipment on county governments and it did not matter to them whether or not the taxpayer got value for money from the equipment.


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