Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has said his Government has invested heavily in the Health sector especially in infrastructure, Human Resource, provision of drugs and equipment and capacity building to ensure health services within the county is into standard to help residents get better services.
This comes after the county launched a five bed Renal unit which will help residents to access dialysis services at Nyamache sub county Hospital in Bobasi constituency.
The opening of this facility will help residents to get services at the facility where by they used to travel to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) for services .
Addressing residents at Nyamache stadium after he inaugurated the unit, Ongwae said the unit is well equipped and the Patients will no longer travel to Kisii town in search of health services.
Governor Ongwae added that he will open such services in all 9 Sub Counties in bid to bring services closer to people.
The governor who also commissioned a water supply system said water challenges at the facility and the nearby medical training college will be a thing of the past.
The governor who also graced a graduation ceremony of community Health Volunteers sponsored with Living Goods said that the country faces a shortage of health health workers which needs strategies to address community needs in local level.
He added that Kenya Vision 2030 emphasizes preventive healthcare and health promotion to improve healthcare and reduce the burden of illness in the community.
The governor commended Living Goods for their support saying the trainees will help in empowering residents at the grassroots to improve productivity and thus reduce poverty, hunger and child and maternal deaths.
The Governor noted that the training of the community health volunteers came at an opportune time when the country is focusing on the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Living Goods Country Director Thomas Onyango and his deputy Ruth Ngechu stressed the importance of community health workers in solving global health challenges.