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Mitchelle Jelimo June 18, 2019

A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR KAMAMUT RESIDENTS AS KAPNG’ETUNY DISPENSARY IS OPERATIONALIZED

Affordable and accessible health care across the county is the number one agenda in Governor Stephen Sang’s administration. This is being realized through operationalization and equipping of new health facilities.

It was a sigh of relief for the residents of Kamamut  Village as the  County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech today officially opened Kapng’etuny Dispensary in Kurgung/Surungai ward, Mosop Sub County. The facility had stalled for over a decade.

The completion and the official opening of the facility will now ease the travel distance by the patients while seeking treatment. This is in line with the WHO standards of 5km distance between health centers.

Ruth Koech while addressing the residents urged them to embrace and make maximum use of the facility in managing disease prevalence. She also asked the residents to enroll themselves and family members to the NHIF cover.

“We will work round the clock to continue bringing services closer to the people and providing them with the essential services at the grassroots. I urge all the expectant women to attend antenatal clinics at our facilities to reduce the high infant mortality rates,” she added.

The Chief Officer for Preventive and Promotive Services Sally Kemboi on her part said that screening services are available at the dispensary and everyone  is called upon to make use of it and take a wellness check time to time.

“Lifestyle diseases which is a menace, should be controlled at all times. Blood pressure and blood sugar diseases are preventable by eating clean and exercising to keep healthy. We should also talk to our children in adopting good behavioral activities. In doing so we will be championing for a healthy society,” said Sally.

Dr. David Bungei, the Director Medical Services reiterated that provision of quality healthcare services is being offered across the county hospitals.

The area Member of County Assembly, Pius Murei, thanked governor Sang for working with him for the betterment of the citizenry.

Mzee Kimutai, one of the elders who’s suffering from a long term ailment,was immensely grateful to the County Government for bringing services closer, saying that it was a relieve for him and many in the catchment area.

The facility was also privileged to receive laboratory equipment as a donation from one of the residents in the village.

In attendance were Dr. Philemon Bureti, Director Administration, Planning and Operations, Sub County Administrator, Nehemiah Chemogos and William Melly, the area Ward Administrator.

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