Uasin Gishu County Government is committed to improving and expanding all its health facilities within the County to the lowest devolved unit.
This will be done by ensuring that major services at the health facilities are availed in the local dispensaries and health centers spread across the region.
Speaking while opening a new maternity wing in Kapngetuny Dispensary, Ainabkoi Sub-County, County Executive in charge of Health Mrs. Everlyne Rotich said that the administration will continue investing in the health sector to ensure that services are readily available.
She also said that services that were not available at the facilities shall be availed in due course of time adding that her department had carried out a needs assessment for all the facilities in the County and advice the project management committees on prioritization in their development plans.
The CEC further asked the residents to make use of the facilities at their disposal adding that the administration will avail all required equipment, supplies and staff to ensure that health institutions function well.
Mrs. Rotich commended the management committee for using government funds prudently and heeding to the needs of the residents. The 4-bed new maternity wing will in the hospital serve a big client base. The just commissioned maternity wing has attended to more than 10 expectant mothers in less than a month.
“I am delighted as a midwife to be here today to open maternity, the government is offering free maternity, therefore, make use of this precious facility,” Said the midwife expert.
“I want to challenge my staff to ensure that they deliver in their line of duties”. added Rotich.
The departmental head added that all Uasin Gishu County facilities are NHIF accredited calling upon all mothers to register with NHIF and Linda Mama so as to benefit with National Government‘s projects.
On the other hand, hospital management committee through Chairperson Mrs. Emmy Ng’etich asked the County official to help in starting up a process of upgrading the dispensary to a health center citing its strategic position.
“When the other Counties were on strike, the hospital served three Counties Uasin Gishu, Elgeiyo-Marakwet and Baringo even with limited resources,” Said the chairlady.
The committee asked the CECM to consider giving the local dispensary an ambulance to respond to emergencies citing that distance and terrain to the next big facility was far and the need for an ambulance is vital.
Health is one of the four government‘s agenda dubbed ‘Big Four’