NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 – The Council of Governors and the Ministry of Health have agreed to come up with a joint team which will be tasked with assessing the status of functionality of the Managed Equipment Service (MES) equipment in various facilities.
The decision was arrived at following a meeting between The Council of Governors Adhoc committee on Managed Equipment Services Chaired by the COG chair, Health committee Muthomi Njuki, Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum and other health officials at CoG offices.
The meeting agreed that the team be constituted within 10 days, and come up with a report that will inform both levels of Government’s decision on the MES program.
“It was resolved that a joint technical team of County and Ministry of Health Officials be constituted to undertake an assessment of the status of functionality of the MES equipment in various facilities within 10days,” a statement indicated.
The MES project was launched in May 2015 for a seven-year lease program that ended in May 2022. The Ministry of Health extended the term by a further three years, subject to the signing of the agreement by the governors.
This was even as the governors continued to lament about the implementation of the program, saying that the program was not based on the ‘needs’ of the counties.