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New health facilities open to the public

Eleven rural health facilities that have been lying idle for lack of equipment will soon open up to the public, county executive committee member for health, Dismas Wakla has said.

            Wakla said that the dispensaries that have for years been in disuse will finally get the required facilities to enable them serve the increasing population after the county government procured medical equipment worth Sh. 24 million.

            He was speaking at the Siaya county referral hospital Tuesday while flagging off a consignment of equipment that will benefit 30 dispensaries and health centres in the county.

            “With these equipment, we will operationalize 11 new rural health facilities whose construction had been finished but were yet to be operationalized because of lack of equipment,” said the health CEC.

            Wakla said that the procurement of Sh. 24 million equipment was part of the county government’s efforts to improve service delivery in the health sector.

            He called on the medical staff to put the equipment into good use to improve the health of the citizens.

            Apart from the medical equipment, the rural health facilities will also receive fridges, beds, lockers and cabinets among others.

By Philip Onyango

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