GOVERNOR’S PRESS UNIT
Kabula health and Mechimeru health centres have received full hemogram machines to help in performing laboratory tests.
The machines bought by the county government will enable patients receive blood sample tests and ease offering of primary health care.
Health and Sanitation executive Dr Andrew Wamalwa said that the machines were accompanied with reagents.
“The machines will reduce the travelling expenses incurred patients who endure long distances to get the service elsewhere,” he said.
Speaking separately during the two events Wamalwa lauded the facility management and staff of Kabula health centre on their commitment to serve the community.
“The community has the trust in the services offered, which has attracted patients from other sub counties,” he said.
Wamalwa promised to increase the workforce in order to beat the current shortage.
He at the same acknowledged the need for promotions,and general staff welfare.
Wamalwa noted that those staff currently working under the global fund will be considered for absorption by the county.
He also announced that Kabula and Mechimeru health centres will be the sites for monitoring and treating Pressure and diabetes as from July this year.
“Many people are suffering in silence, they are unable to access medication due to high level of poverty, we saw the need to devolve such services to the grass roots to serve them,” he said.
The executive also urged Community Health Volunteers to sensitize communities to register for NHIF.
Health and Sanitation director Dr.Caleb Watta called on the facility’s staff to put up more concerted efforts in growing it.
“The facility needs an X-ray machine because of its proximity to the road heading to Mumias which is prone to emergencies,” he said.
Watta further stated that the county government is working towards upgrading the facility to another level.
Present were lands, urban planning and municipalities CEC Douglas Sasita, Kabula MCA Vitalis Wangila, East Sang’alo ward MCA Everton Nganga among others.