Dr. Benard Wesonga
CEC Member – Health Services
Dr. David Anekeya Alilah
Chief Officer Medical Services
Chief Officer Public Health
Vision & Mission
The health docket is concerned with ensuring citizens and non-citizens access quality and affordable health services. This includes ensuring that interventions are put in place to encourage healthy living and emphasizing on prevention when it comes to tackling debilitating illnesses.
The department intends to establish structures with a view of improving service delivery inhospitals, primary health facilities and community units will be put in place.
- County health facilities and pharmacies;
- Ambulance services;
- Promotion of primary health care;
- Licensing and control of undertakings that sell food to the public;
- Cemeteries, funeral parlor and crematoria; and
- Refuse removal, refuse dumps and solid waste disposal.
- Directorate of Medical Services; and
- Directorate of Public Health.
- Curative and rehabilitative services;
- Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and adolescent services;
- Compliance and enforcement of national and County laws, policies and guidelines in the provision of medical services;
- County chemists;
- Clinics and hospital, both private and public;
- Clinical laboratory services;
- National Hospital lnsurance Fund;
- Ensuring availability of Health Products and technologies;
- Medical Services level 5-2 (CGH, Sub-County Hospital, Health Centers and Dispensaries);
- Referral and Ambulance services;
- Training and capacity building of health personnel;
- Health planning, monitoring and research including Health Partners;
- Health Information Systems;
- Projects and programs (Under Medical Services);
- Health management and Information systems;
- HIV and Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases (STlS) treatment and management;
- Undertake health research and innovations (under Medical services);
- Planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation;
- Rehabilitative Services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy);
- Clinical Services; management of communicable and non-communicable conditions;
- Bio-Medical Engineering;
- Radiological services;
- Spearheading innovations in performance improvement in health service delivery; and
- Prepare budget for approval by the county executive committee member and County Assembly.
- Implement Public Health and Sanitation laws, policies and guidelines;
- Campaignagainst communicable and non - communicable diseases;
- Public health sanitation services:
- Community health services:
- Health education/Health promotion;
- Food safety and Quality Control;
- Health inspection and other public health services;
- Administration of Quarantine for infectious diseases;
- Housing and sanitation;
- Preventive health programs including vector control;
- Undertake Public health research and innovations:
- Management of Health Partners (under Public Health);
- Health planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation;
- Implement policy on safe management of healthcare waste:
- Notification of infectious diseases; and
- Prepare budget for approval by the county executive committee member and County As
Kakamega County General Hospital is a level 5 hospital formerly known as Kakamega Provincial General Hospital. The hospital has a catchment population of 65,995 with an estimated average new outpatient workload of 6571 and inpatient of 1500 Monthly respectively. It has bed capacity of 350.
It was started in 1926 as a military camp dispensary with some of the buildings that were initially used as barracks being turned into wards. Four of these buildings had a capacity of 26 but have since been stretched to capacity of 40 patients on the average. Due to rising demand, four additional wards were constructed to ease congestion.
Other units were set up under the support Kenya Finland primary project namely; Maternity, Pediatrics, Eye unit, constructed in 1992 by the Kenya society for the blind. The outpatient department that houses MCH/FPs Laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, dental, ENT departments and special clinics were constructed in the early eightieth by MOH in the spirit integrating outpatient department services.
There is a psychiatric unit that serves the whole western environs. Amenity section was later put up and caters for NHIF clients though currently not in use as amenity but serving as cancer center and burns unit. Modern Eye unit has been constructed though needs equipping as well as minor repairs on the structure to fully operationalize it. Mortuary was also constructed to provide embalmment, postmortems and preservation of bodies with a capacity of 109 bodies. Currently the mortuary has been renovated and expanded to modern state referred to ‘Kakamega Pallor’
The hospital offers a wide array of services. These include outpatient services, in patient services, Health Records and Information services, rehabilitative services, diagnostic services psychiatry, surgery, pathological services, Obstetric and gynecological, specialized services (CT scan center and MRI, Renal services, Oncology, ICU), education and research. The facility is also a satellite for blood transfusion for the region.
The hospital just like any other institutions faces a number of challenges including old structures (the main store, most wards), inadequate staffing, lack of ambulances and utility vehicles, poor social economic status of its clientele who aren’t in a position to meet medical bills, inadequate medical equiptment among others.
To be regional Centre of excellence in hostilic health care development, medical research and education.
To provide access ible, acceptable, affordable and sustainable quality curative, preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and educational health care services to our clients.
Develop, retain and motivate a high quality staff through teamwork, honesty, fairness, respect, and humanity to achieve our vision and mission.
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