The Senate Committee on Health has commended the County Government of Nandi for its efforts in transforming the health sector.
Speaking when they toured the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital (KCRH) and Nandi Hills County Hospital to access the gains and challenges of devolution in the sector, the Senate committee on health led by Hon. Dr. Michael Mbito – Chair and Senator Trans-Nzoia County said they were pleased with the progress Governor Sang’s administration has made in the past two years.
“I am especially impressed with the development of Kapsabet County Referral and Nandi Hills Hospitals, especially the upgrading and expansion of services so that the residents here can access quality health services,” said Senator Mbito.
“We will ensure that Kapsabet County Referral Hospital having been certified as a level 5 hospital receive its share of the annual 500 million shillings conditional grants from the national government which they have not been receiving,” added Dr. Mbito.
Senators Hon. Nderitu John Kinyua, Senator Laikipia County and Hon. Falhada Iman, Nominated Senator hailed the County Government of Nandi for improving health services despite poor funding by the national government. They urged other counties to benchmark from Nandi.
The Senators were happy to note that all the leased medical equipments are functional. “We are happy to see the medical equipments working, this is a clear indication that devolution is working in Nandi,” said the Senate team.
Nandi Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot assured the Committee of the county government’s commitment to improving access to quality and equitable health care to its citizens.
The Senators also noted that KEMSA has not been fulfilling its end of the bargain thus jeopardising health service delivery in the county.
Also present were the CEC for Health Ruth Koech, Chief Officer for Health Dr. Paul Lagat, Kapsabet County Referral Hospital Dr. Daniel Kemboi and his Nandi Hills County Hospital counterpart Dr. Joseph Kangor.