Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago today received a report of a task force that had been commissioned to assess and make recommendations on the state of the health sector and service delivery in Uasin Gishu County.
Speaking during a presentation by the taskforce team, Governor Mandago said that there was a need for prudent use of funds being allocated to the facilities by the administration. He was categorical that the recommendations of the report should be implemented.
He said that all rebates from National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and maternity fees should be used by all accredited facilities in improving their service, citing that all the supplies and required budgetary allocations are availed to the health institutions.
The report pointed out areas that the administration has done well including budgetary allocations, adequate staffing, good health infrastructure, a good supply of health commodities and supplies as well as pointing out a few areas that need improvement.
The County boss further asked top health supervisors to offer professional advice in infrastructure and stocking, citing that this was important during the procurement of hospital equipment and other undertakings.
“You need to offer professional advice to the health management committee at the facility level. This will aid in buying equipment’s relevant to the needs of the facility, “Said Governor Mandago.
The Governor asked the management team to take personal responsibility for actions taken by their staff at the facility level citing that it was the duty of all public servant to account for their actions.
“Chief Officer you need to hold supervisors responsible for absenteeism, lateness, absconding duty, local arrangements and mismanagement of facilities. Stop abating the same vices,” Said the tough-talking County boss.
Other top county officials present were Deputy Governor H.E Hon Daniel Chemno, Health CECM Mrs. Everlyne Rotich, Board Chairman Mr. Joseph Tanui, Chief Officer’s Dr. Jones Cheruiyot (Health) and Mrs. Irene Kaptingei (Public Service Management).
The DG echoed the Governors call for the prudent use of resources while Mrs Rotich said that she will ensure that all that is required from her department has been discharged.
The report was presented by a team from Moi University and Ampath.