Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has praised the hospital equipments leasing program, saying it works to support devolution.
Speaking during the launch of Mediheal’s Kidney and Liver Transplant Unit on Thursday, Governor Jackson Mandago said equipments have gone an extra mile in helping counties’ health services.
“I want to thank the Ministry (of Health) on equipment leasing because our facilities are equipped with crucial machines that work to improve health services,” said Mandago.
“Already, Ziwa Sub-County hospital has a working Renal Unit and Burnt Forest has an equipped theatre,” added the Governor.
He said a level five hospital will be completed sooner than two years and asked the Ministry to keep the equipments leasing exercise rolling.
Cabinet Secretary for Health Cecily Kariuki, speaking during the launch of the unit, which also coincided with World Kidney Day, asked Kenyans to seek medical help in local hospitals, saying they are now well equipped.
She said the national and county governments are working jointly to ensure Kenyans get medical attention closer.
She was categorical that Kenyan hospitals are now offering services that were previously reserved for foreign countries, like a kidney transplant.
Kesses MP Mishra Swarup, who is also the chairman of Mediheal Group of Hospitals, hosted the kidney event after the launch of the unit.
Earlier, Governor Mandago had received vaccines fridges and a surveillance motorcycle as a donation from the Ministry of Health and handed over by CS Kariuki. A courtesy call at the Governor’s office then followed.
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, Senator Michael Mbito (Trans Nzoia) several MPs, host CECs and MCAs were some of the officials who attended the event.