Nakuru health taskforce report to guide in achieving universal health coverage,says Deputy Governor

As one way of achieving the universal health coverage goal, the County Government of Nakuru has reiterated its commitment towards implementing a health taskforce report released earlier this year.

It will be recalled in September last year, Governor Lee Kinyanjui formed a Nakuru County Health Taskforce to look into the ailing health sector as well as identify and recommend new opportunities for investments.

The task force led by former Egerton University VC Prof James Tuitoek revealed a sorry state of the County health system that bordered gross violation of healthcare to residents.

Poor infrastructure, lack of drugs, less and demoralized health workers among others were just some of the issues highlighted as ailing the sector.

According to Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr Erick Korir, the County will use the report as a blueprint in revamping the health sector.

“The County is equipping and staffing dispensaries and health centers to ensure that health cases are managed at the lowest levels,” said Dr Korir.

He was speaking during the funeral service of Ms Grace Wanjiku, sister to the County’s liaison officer, Mr Grishon Githiomi.

Ms Wanjiku succumbed to death on May 2nd after battling liver disease from 2014.

Also in attendance was the Public Service, Training, and Devolution CeC Mr Mwangangi Mwania, Director of Political Affairs Ms Beatrice Nyawira, Nakuru Roads Director Eng James Ochieng, Chief of Staff Mr Gichuhi Njoroge, among other county officials.

 

PHOTO/NGPU:Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir during the funeral service of Ms Grace Wanjiku, sister to the County’s liaison officer, Mr Grishon Githiomi.

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