The Nandi County government was today handed over the 45th Beyond Zero mobile clinic by Her excellency the first lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The first Lady who was in the company of 15 other first ladies from different counties stated her wish to see Maternal and mortality rate in Kenya being fought to a zero level, “The agenda of beyond zero is as a result of our nature of generosity as Kenyans” she said.
Mrs Kenyatta further urged the greater population to go for screening for the deadly cancer disease that has consumed the lives of many, ” I urge you all to turn up for screening, women for cervical and men for prostrate cancer”. The first lady also paid a visit to Kapsabet school for the deaf and Kapsabet referral hospital -maternity wing.
Nandi County governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat thanked the first lady for her noble initiative of delivering the mobile clinic to Nandi County terming it a milestone achievement. ” This will go a long way in reducing maternal and child deaths as well as reduction of mother to child transmission of HIV pandemic, ” he added.
The county boss also emphasized the achievements of his county in the health docket since inception of devolution, “The acquisition of 6 new ambulances and 2 others as donations from our friends in the USA has improved our emergency services, we have also acquired digital equipment such as X-ray units, ultra sound and MRI in addition to employing 400 health personel” he lamented.
Futhermore, 40 new maternity units are being constructed across the county to boost child delivery and bring better maternity services.
Present during the event were Cabinet secretary Dr. Cleopha Mailu, Nandi Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott, County First lady Florence Lagat, The county commissioner Ms.Lucy Mulili, Area Mp Alex Kosgei, Women representative Zipporah Kering among other guests.