Kenya’s 2021/2022 Budget Surpasses that of Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda Combined
The Ministry of Health has reaped big in 2021/2022 KSh 3.66 trillion budget tabled before the National Assembly on Thursday, June 10.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani during the 2021/2022 budget reading the National Assembly. P National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said the government was keen to improve health service delivery to enable health facilities to contain some chronic diseases.
Yatani allocated KSh 15.2 billion to the Kenyatta National Hospital; another KSh 11.5 billion was also set aside for the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Health research and training speaking to the legislators, the CS proposed a whopping KSh 7.3 billion for the Kenya Medical Training Center. At the same time, the Kenya Medical Research Institute received KSh 2.8 billion to enhance research operations at the institute.
The taxpayers will also have to spend KSh 1.3 billion to finance planned the construction of the Kenya National Hospital Burns and Pediatrics Center.
To enhance the early diagnosis of cancer and treatment, the Treasury proposed KSh 450 million to procure Cyberknife Radiotherapy Equipment for Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital.
At the same time, the national government proposed establishing two cancer centers in Kakamega and Meru counties at the cost of KSh 350 million.
Family planning KSh 863 million has also been set aside to procure family planning and reproductive health commodities, and another KSh 600 million for procurement of equipment at the National Blood Transfusion Services.
The CS also proposed VAT exemptions to diagnostic and laboratory reagents and artificial respirators. These include; therapeutic respiratory apparatus, breathing appliances, gas masks, and medical equipment and technologies used in the provision of medical care services.