No hope for PPE to health workers as strike continues

PPEs

A health worker dressed in protective gear fumigates part of Wakulima market in Nairobi in July. A lot of PPE is lying idle at Kemsa stores. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mr Kagwe said he gave Kemsa permission to sell the kits at market price, which would mean a Sh2.33 billion loss to the taxpayer.
  • The  NHIF maintains the money it has been allocated for health workers’ comprehensive cover has not been released.

Confusion continues to surround an order issued by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) to release personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care workers and other Kenyans.

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