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Remmy Butia March 13, 2020


Deputy President Dr. William Ruto on Friday commissioned 10 new ambulances procured by the County Government of Nandi to be distributed to all the 6 constituencies in the county, to boost emergency healthcare.

The ambulances are a vital boost to Nandi County’s efforts to support emergency and ambulance services with a view to improving the health outcomes of the people and local communities especially mothers and children, through reducing avoidable morbidity and mortality.

Emergency medical situations require a prompt response and any delay can have serious consequences. The ambulances will strengthen the efforts of the Department of Health to respond to the health needs of vulnerable people, especially in remote areas, as patients will be able to receive first aid support while on route to the nearest health facility.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Deputy President said Good health is fundamental to “all we do and hope to do” and that access to quality healthcare is a right enshrined in the Constitution.

However, the Deputy President said, “this constitutional right can best materialise “if we are able to guarantee the presence of pre-hospital emergency service in all parts of the country.”

“Our priority is to support the Department of Health to prevent avoidable loss of life and further complications as a result of injury by providing immediate response and medical treatment to ensure the patients’ survival,” said Governor Sang.

The Commissioning of the Ambulances will be a major boost to enhancing emergency services provision in the county and will play a critical role in strengthening the referral system, a key aspect in the achievement of universal health coverage.

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