Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo has launched medical equipment worth Sh22.6 million to boost service delivery in health facilities within the county.
Speaking during the launch, Nyaribo noted that adequate health facility infrastructure of recommended standard is very crucial in providing efficient services to patients who visit these facilities.
“This equipment is gradually but surely changing the hospital’s face and transforming them into state of the art facilities which patients will confidently opt to seek services from. We assure them to deliver the best courtesy of the professional staff deployed in our health facilities,” Governor Nyaribo affirmed.
“We appreciate the financial support from World Bank which has enabled us to finish some earmarked renovations in record time and equipping some health facilities in our county which serve a vast area and we shall continue building, renovating and equipping all our health facilities so that our people can access health services close to where they are and live,” the governor promised.
He said that they have partnered with the National Government to construct a satellite blood bank in Nyamira so that they are assured of sufficient safe blood in stock to be used by patients in need of it both in Nyamira and neighbouring counties.
He further said as the County Government has proposed a bill which will be tabled at Nyamira County Assembly, for discussion to allow health facilities retain resources they generate to be used in improving those facilities to improve the service they provide to patients.
“We have partnered with the French Government to enable us to renovate and expand our mortuary which was constructed in 1942 and has limited space and at the same time lack capacity to give our clients modernized professional services. The partners from France will further renovate our kitchen and equip it with ultra-modern cookers to enable our referral hospital to prepare large quantity meals which will save on fuel consumption and time spent in cooking at the same time ensuring their nutritional value is retained,” he said.
He said he will work round the clock to ensure the health care services in the county is rated among the best in the county as he promised while being sworn in as second Governor of Nyamira.
By Deborah Bochere