Ksh14.3B has been earmarked for purchase of Covid-19 vaccines

The health ministry was among key sectors that reaped big with the allocation of Ksh 121.1 billion in the 2021/22 fiscal year.

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While reading the budget statement on Thursday, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani announced an additional Ksh9B up from Ksh111.7B allocated in the last financial year.

The CS said the monies will go towards strengthening various health programmes including upscaling the implementation of Universal Health Care in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Of the budget, 47.7B will finance the UHC programme, Ksh8.7B will go towards Covid-19 emergency response kitty, Ksh4.1 will cater for free maternal healthcare, while Ksh1.8 billion will go towards providing medical cover for the elderly and disabled.

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Another Ksh3.9B has been allocated to enhance vaccines and immunization programmes.

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout also got a boost following the allocation of an additional Ksh14.3 billion for the purchase of the jabs and other related expenditures.

The Ministry of Health has stepped up the exercise to ensure the country achieves herd immunity.


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