Blow To Private Entities After Health Ministry Stops Them From Issuing Covid-19 Jabs
The government through the Health Ministry moved to block the Sputnik V administration after it turned out to be a way of exploiting Kenyans.
Health Ministry has strictly announced that private medical facilities will not be included in the issuance of Covid-19 first phase jab.
The announcement may deal a huge blow to private facilities staring at hefty losses for the expenses incurred in importing the Covid-10 Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
"No private entity will be involved in the Government procurement of COVID-19 vaccines...," maintained Health Ministry. Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe added that private hospitals will only be brought on board during the second vaccination phase scheduled for July.
It was not immediately established whether the government had plans to compensate the private hospitals who had already parted with huge amounts of money to import the jabs.
So far, about 0.4 million people have been vaccinated against the pandemic by use of vaccines Kenya received at the start of March.
About 25 million doses are also expected in the country in the near future, while the government strain to combat the global pandemic that has continued causing untold pains to the citizens and the economy at large.