Governor H.E Dr Wycliffe Oparanya has revealed plans by his Government to operationalize Health Fund with the aim of improving health services in the County.
He said all monies collected from health facilities will be directed in the Fund and be used back in the health sector.
“I want all funds and resources collected from our health facilities to be used in the health sector. We don’t want to mix monies from health with other sectors,” said H.E Dr Oparanya while receiving medical equipment from Mozzart at Kakamega County General Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The Governor said his administration has spent over Ksh 500 million in equipping Kakamega County General Teaching and Referral Hospital to offer high quality health services.
“We have equipped all our hospitals with modern equipment and all this is aimed at improving health services in our public hospitals,” he said.
He noted that Kakamega County General Teaching and Referral Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the region owing to its modern equipment and enough medical personnel.
“We have doubled the number of health workers in the County to ensure we offer the best medical services in the region,” Governor Oparanya said.
Governor Oparanya said financial challenges have caused delays to complete Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital which is a level six hospital.
“Cash flow problems have caused delays to complete the hospital but I am sure it will open doors to the public this year,” he said.
Mozzart donated; patient beds, monitors, infant incubator, stretchers, delivery beds and bedside lockers.
The Governor later held a meeting with Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) from Navakholo Sub County at Navakholo grounds where he appreciated them for enhancing quality health services at the grassroots.
“You play critical role in ensuring health services reach our people at the grassroots. We will continue to work together closely to implement the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) among other programmes,” he said.
Deputy Governor H.E Prof Philip Kutima noted that with CHVs at the grassroots, residents are able to access quality healthcare services.
Dr Collins Matemba CECM Health and other senior County Officers were present.