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Mobile clinic to support universal, primary healthcare

It is a boost for Homa Bay County, as Aga Khan Hospital donated a Sh20 million mobile vaccination clinic to enhance healthcare services.

The mobile outreach clinic was donated to aid during emergencies, the provision of immunisation services, and maternal care, especially in remote areas of the county.

Speaking Wednesday after flagging off the vehicle at the County Headquarters, Governor Gladys Wanga, who was accompanied by her Deputy Joseph Magwanga and Aga Khan Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jane Wanyama, said the vehicle will be sent to remote areas to cater for the residents who cannot access these services due to factors like poor road networks.

Primary healthcare being one of her priority areas, Wanga promised that the vehicle will be fully utilised, adding, “I assure you that any resident in need of health care will not be denied access to these services.”

“We have put efforts into addressing the health care of our people, and through partnership, we will be able to achieve more,” Wanga added.

Wanyama said it was through the support they received from Homa Bay that Aga Khan Hospital worked with partners to donate the mobile clinic to the county.

The mobile clinic is fully equipped with modern machines that can diagnose different diseases.

“The mobile clinic is expected to support universal and primary healthcare in this region; it is well equipped and will be able to reach even the most inaccessible area here,” she said.

It is able to provide screening services and vaccinations and cater for the staff’s needs while in the community, she added.

Other services that can be accessed from the mobile clinic are pap smears and breast examinations, among others.

The facility also has a fridge, cooler boxes, and two examination beds. The entire vehicle is powered by solar energy.

“We believe the donation will go a long way in boosting county efforts to bring timely and quality care to those who need it,” said Wanyama.

By Sitna Omar

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