Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor H. E Hon Daniel Chemno has asked the National Treasury to allocate more resources to the training of specialized doctors in all areas of the medical field.
Speaking on Friday during a stakeholder’s forum on health financing at an Eldoret Hotel, the Deputy Governor said that this was the only the Government will save its citizens from using a lot of resources in healthcare.
He said that Uasin Gishu County Government is committed to ensuring that all her citizens get insurance cover to cushion them when seeking treatment. The same sentiments were shared by Health CEC Mrs. Everline Rotich who said that an assessment has been done to have all the population in the County get universal health care.
The CEC added that they are working with all partners to ensure that the target is achieved and even surpassed so that the residents access quality healthcare wherever they need to.
Mrs. Rotich further added that more outreach will be done to ensure that more people are sensitized on the importance of getting a medical insurance cover.
Currently, 38 % of Uasin Gishu’s total population is under the national medical scheme of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and is expected to further rise as the campaign is set to gain momentum.
The departmental head further said that prevention of disease is part of the wider agenda of universal health care.
The Presentation was done by Kenya Healthcare Federation Led by Dr. Bola Tafawa and brought together stakeholders from MTRH, Private Hospitals, NHIF, KPLC and the County Health Management Team (CHMT).
Health Chief Officer Dr. Jones Cheruiyot said that all the systems placed by the department quality services will be offered by all county’s facilities and thus decongest the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital whose bed occupancy stands at 150 % at the moment.
ICT, Trade and Industrialization Dr. Emily Kogos and Agriculture counterpart Mr. Samwel Yego graced the occasion with both promising to support the healthcare by providing a conducive environment for investment and growth.