The Busia County Government has purchased four new ambulances to boost its capacity in the health servicies.
Speaking at Amongura, Chakol Ward, during the burial of Mumias West Constituency IEBC Coordinator Cyril Etyang, Area Deputy Governor, Moses Mulomi, indicated that one of the ambulances has already been delivered to Chakoli South ward and the remaining three would be distributed soon.
The Deputy Governor also revealed that the 300 bed capacity Alupe Hospital was complete adding the facility would also offer morgue and dental services as well as Covid 19 related services.
Mulomi added that the County Government had also set aside Sh100million to improve infrastructure, within the Alupe Complex which comprises of KEMRI, Alupe University and Alupe hospital.
“The Amukura Health hospital is expected to be elevated to sub county hospital status,” said the deputy governor.
Mulomi regretted that about 2000 residents of Teso South who had applied for the free NHIF cover had not picked their NHIF cards and urged them to collect the document to enable them access medication without much economic strain.
Mulomi cautioned the residents to continue adhering to Covid-19 containment measures noting that the positivity rate had increased in some countries and Kenya could experience the same if citizens lower the guard.
The deputy governor further advised those yet to go for Covid-19 vaccine to do so emphasizing that the vaccine was the best weapon to help one overcome the deadly virus.
By Agiso Patience and Absalom Namwalo