According to Kenya Medical Association, only 20% of Kenyans have access to medical cover while a tenth of existing healthcare facilities in the country have become non-functional as per a study by World Bank titled ‘Delivering Primary Health Services in Devolved Health System in Kenya.’ It therefore means that a large number of Kenyans especially those living in rural areas do not have to quality healthcare.
That is changing; thanks to initiatives by the county administration aimed at improving access to quality medical care through provision of drugs to health facilities across the county
Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo flagged off a consignment of drugs worth Sh25m to 137 rural health facilities in a move to ensure residents access health care across the county. All the drugs will be received in the presence of the respective committees from the facilities.
The governor said that the county government will remains committed to improving access to quality healthcare which is often seen as out of reach for most residents.
Peter Lochakapong (MP Sigor) who was present during the launch lauded the county government’s radical changes in the sector. He further said that he will support efforts towards improved healthcare.
Other leaders who were present during the launch were Hon. Catherine Mukenyang -Speaker County Assembly, Lilian Tomitom- Women Representative, County Secretary Dr. Mike Parklea, a number of MCAs and county officers.
Prof. Lonyangapuo later on commissioned Moruebong and Morwongar dispensaries in Suam Ward. The two facilities, situated near the border of Kenya-Uganda, will help improve Immunization index and maternal health care.