Busia County government to compensate those affected by the botched malaria injection

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The county government of Busia has said it will compensate 28 victims of the botched malaria injection that left several children with various physical and mental defects in 2015.

Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s administration through Health Chief Officer Isaac Omeri told The Standard that by December the children will receive money to help them cater for their medical needs.

According to the chief officer, the money that was in 2018/19 budget could not have been paid out as it was allocated to the department of Finance, Information Communication and Technology and Economic Planning instead of department of Health and Sanitation.

“There is total commitment from the county to pay that which the court ruled. If all factors remain constant then the payment will be effected soon because the supplementary budget has already been passed,” he said.

“Technicality arose when the money was allocated to the Department of Finance so it became hard for the Health docket to effect the payment but it has already been reverted to us,” he said.