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Kemsa woos counties with medical supplies e-mobile app

M-Health Kenya chief executive Cathy Mwangi
M-Health Kenya chief executive Cathy Mwangi during the interview at her office in Nairobi. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA 

Medical supplies agency has revamped its e-mobile application meant to ease service provision to local hospitals, in a fresh attempt to woo counties to adopt the platform.

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) had launched an earlier version in 2013, but its roll-out stalled following the devolution of healthcare services to the counties.

The application was developed through a public private partnership supported by the Ministry of Health, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, mHealth Kenya and Fintech Group.

A remote dispensary can now order for drugs without having to go through paperwork and the red tape so that the medicine can be sought from Kemsa.