A special outpatient wing has been opened at the Kakamega General Hospital to serve Civil Servants in the region.
The outpatient wing will also serve patients with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in a move to improve services, reduce congestion and unnecessary delays.
Speaking to KNA in Kakamega, the County Executive Committee Member for Health, Dr Collins Matemba, said the move was motivated by the fact that the majority of civil servants opted to seek medication in private facilities due to delays.
He said the structure has been designed to be a one stop point and once the arrangement becomes successful, it will be introduced to all other facilities across the county.
“Most of the civil servants opted to go to private hospitals that’s why the county government came up with the one stop point idea to make sure civil servants get special treatment,” he said.
Dr Matemba disclosed that the County Government spent Sh308 million in renovating the facility to accommodate more patients and be conducive for civil servants.
KGH administrator Titus Mumia said the facility serves an approximate 800 patients on a daily basis with the number expected to rise after the renovation. “Now that everything is back to normal, I’m optimistic the number of patients will increase,” he said.
By Tomma Kiteto