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Health workers asked to keep off politics

Bomet Governor Prof. Hillary Barchok has asked health workers to cease engaging in active politics and work on improving the provision of health services to the people of Bomet.

Speaking at a meeting with the new health workers, Barchok said quality services were required of them and they should stop being partisan in politics.

“As the new medics join our workforce, my key message is that they focus all their energies towards alleviating pain and suffering among the patients who seek medical attention in our facilities and not mixing politics with service delivery,” explained Barchok.

Barchok affirmed his commitment that the health of Bomet people is a top priority in his administration and they were working on revamping the workforce of every aspect of all health departments in the County.

“The health of our people is a top priority for my administration and as such, it is my commitment that we shall revamp every aspect of our health department to enhance its capacity to provide quality health services for our people,” affirmed Barchok.

“Other than acquiring equipment, drugs and other non-pharmaceuticals for our facilities, our major focus in the department is the human resource capital which is key to an efficient health system in our county.”

The County boss further added that the Mother and Child Wellness Centre that is being constructed in Longisa at a cost of Sh300 million was almost 70 per cent complete and hinted at the establishment of a private wing where staff would be treated.

The county had embarked on a recruitment drive to boost medical personnel in their Longisa County Referral hospital and other health facilities across the county.

Barchok revealed that the new medics who joined the services were absorbed in a permanent and pensionable structure.

“I am glad that the exercise has been concluded and now we have new medical staff on P&P terms, to serve our people,” revealed the governor.

By Lamech Willy

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