Busia New Health Executive Calls For Teamwork Among Staff


By Reuben Olita

The Busia County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation, Phaustine Barasa has underscored the importance of teamwork among healthcare workers for better service delivery to county residents.

Ms Barasa emphasized that the provision of health services requires a collective responsibility to achieve the agenda of revolutionizing the sector.

“Let us work as a team to improve service delivery for the benefit of locals,” she said, during her maiden meeting with the County Health Management Team (CHMT) at the Port-Victoria Plaza Health offices in Busia town, since she was moved to the Department as the substantive County Executive Committee Member.

She acknowledged the challenges affecting the health sector due to the financial limitations, adding that there is need for commitment to ensure accountability in whatever is done.

“This is a department that from my experience needs a lot of communication, delegation and supervision,” she said.

She further appreciated the role played by partners in supporting the health sector to ensure it actualizes its objectives.

The Chief Officer Health and Sanitation Jonathan Ino and Directors Dr Janerose Ambuchi (Medical Services) and Dr Melsah Lutomia (Preventive and Promotive Services) committed to working together to realize meaningful progress in the Department.

“Despite the numerous challenges we have strived to ensure that residents get quality services in health facilities across the County,” said Ino, adding that human resource remains an issue of focus to operationalize new facilities.


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