Baringo Central Member of Parliament Joshua Kandie has promised to donate an ambulance to each of the five wards in his constituency in a bid to boost access to health care service before he seeks fresh mandate during next year’s general elections.
Speaking at Tenges Health centre on Monday where he handed over one of the ambulances to Tenges ward, the MP stated that the utility vehicle was vital in reducing deaths from preventable diseases and conditions like snakebites and maternal health deaths.
“The thing that motivated me to embark on this journey of sourcing for the vehicles is that there are a lot of our residents who are losing their lives from minor diseases that can be handled by getting quick and accessible medical care,” he pointed out.
Kandie who has so far given out three of the five utility vehicles said that the ambulances will play a crucial role in offering assistance to patients recommended for specialized treatment to higher health facilities in Eldama Ravine, Kabarnet, Nakuru or Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.
Among the health centres that have benefitted from the gesture courtesy of the legislator’s Germany friends include Salawa, Kiptagich and Sacho.
“Kapropita and Ewalel Chap wards will get theirs by the end of this year as I pledged when I campaigned in 2017. I will also make sure that all my promises are fulfilled before expiry of my term,” he assured.
Sub County administrator Dorcas Kibet, while receiving the ambulance on behalf of the county government thanked the MP stating that the first time legislator has invested a lot in the health sector through provisions of modern electric beds, ambulances and hospital chairs in some of the health facilities within the constituency including Baringo county referral hospital.
Ms Kibet said the ambulances will strengthen the health system by complimenting county government efforts to ensure quality medical services is provided to Wananchi.
by Benson Kelio/Joshua Kibet