GROWING HOPE: HEALTH SERVICES IN NANDI ARE EXPANDING
In the past years, Nandi was the epitome of inadequate and inefficient healthcare services.
The County Government of Nandi is committed in offering quality and affordable healthcare for all and by ensuring Nandi residents have a wide choice in as far as health facilities are concerned.
A lot has been happening in Nandi’s health sector; for instance Serem Health Centre unveiled a 12-bed maternity wing. Kapnyarwat, Kibonze, Chepyagoris, Chepkemel, Kamamut, Kabutie, Mosombor, Kamelilo, Ndubeneti and Boi dispensaries are operational and the results are impressive.
The Department of Health and Sanitation continues to rehabilitate and improve Kapsabet County Referral Hospital to offer a full spectrum of services and minimize referral cases outside the county. The facility will soon go paperless with the roll out of the Health Management Information System (HMIS). The recently installed CT scan machine, dialysis, MRI and the new theatre are operational. The Oxygen plant is saving the residents and the government thousands of shillings daily. The hospital has been equipped with modern chairs and a modern laboratory is currently operational.
The construction of Mother and Baby Hospital complex is ongoing and is expected to be complete within the next 24 months.
The county government is also expanding Nandi Hills County Hospital. The construction of the facility’s trauma center is ongoing. Expansion of the out-patient unit is complete and operational. The Construction of an out-patient ablution block is almost complete. The facility’s mortuary has been fully equipped with modern fridges and a new embalmer has been acquire and will be operational in the coming weeks.
To ensure steady and uninterrupted power supply, the county government has installed two standby power generators at both Kapsabet County Referral and Nandi Hills County Hospitals.
The County Department of Health and Sanitation is also upgrading six sub county hospitals, each to have an operating theater and a maternity wing. Over 60 other health facilities are set to be renovated and new ones constructed. This is aimed at ensuring the residents of Nandi receive quality healthcare within reach.
The County Government of Nandi has maintained a steady supply of drugs to all health facilities and has recruited medical personnel across all cadres to offer the much needed services.