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Remmy Butia May 6, 2019

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI PLANS TO UPGRADE HOSPITALS

The County Government of Nandi is prioritizing the health and safety of patients by taking action and providing hospitals across the county with funding to upgrade, repair and maintain their facilities.

Chepkumia ward residents are set to get improved health services as plans are underway to upgrade three health facilities in the ward.

The three facilities earmarked for upgrade at a tune of Shs.9 million are Koibem, Chepkumia and Kabwareng dispensaries.

Upon completion, Chepkumia will be elevated to a level three hospital.

Speaking on Monday when she visited the health facilities, Health and Sanitation CEC Ruth Koech said the renovations will commence in a few weeks after the tendering procedures is completed.

The county executive committee member said the decision to upgrade the facilities is meant to spare Chepkumia ward residents the long distances they have to contend with to get tertiary health care.

“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government. That’s why we are making the necessary investments in our hospitals now, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients. This funding will help ensure hospitals across the county are able to make the needed upgrades, improvements and maintenance so that patients and families have access to reliable, quality care they expect and deserve,” she added.

“The county government of Nandi is investing in essential health care projects to ensure the people of Nandi county will have health care services they can depend on now and for future generations,” said Ruth.

She further said that her department will continue to listen to the patients and the people who plan and work on the frontlines. She said that together, we will create a health care system that works for the people of Nandi County.

Deputy Speaker Wilson Sang who’s also the area MCA applauded Governor Stephen Sang’s development efforts in his ward and the entire county.

“In two years, Chepkumia has seen growth never witnessed before, roads that were hard to imagine could be done such as have been rehabilitated, although we still need to do more, we are on the right track and we have confidence in the leadership of Governor Sang for more achievements,” said the Deputy Speaker.

The CEC was accompanied by the Chief Officer Preventive and Promotive Services Sally Kemboi and Director Administration and Operations Dr. Philemon Bureti.

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