Kisumu County Government has dispersed medical equipment worth about Sh 15 million to improve safe motherhood in primary level facilities in the Sub Counties.
The County Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o explained that the equipment has been purchased by the county using support received from a World Bank grant, known as -Transforming Health Systems – Universal Care Project (THS-UCP).
The equipment includes modern adjustable delivery beds and mackintosh mattresses, adjustable maternity beds, examination lamps, cesarean section kits, autoclave machines, blood pressure machines, thermogenic among others.
Nyong’o says the equipment will go a long way in ensuring the safety of womenfolk in the villages.
The Governor says he is optimistic that if fully implemented and executed, these will be a great addition to the health systems in the county.
Speaking at the Kisumu County Hospital where he handed over the equipment, Nyong’o says the hospital has recorded a significant improvement both in service delivery and installation of new equipment.
“This referral hospital, one of the oldest in Nyanza, is very important because of its central location near the Kisumu Central Business District,” he said.
He says that over the years, the hospital has greatly helped to decongest the Jaramogi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
He inspected a number of projects that have been implemented by his administration and other partners in the recent years .
He inspected a new 300Kva generator worth Sh. 8 million, an upgrade from the 83KVA generator.
Before November last year, he said, the radiology department, laundry, and the central sterilization unit in the hospital could not function when there was a blackout.
He says the hospital now has an uninterrupted power supply.
In addition to the infrastructure, Governor Nyong’o announced that his administration has increased the number of specialists in the hospital by adding 2 gynecologists and 1 pediatrician.
He noted that as he seek to improve the services of two major hospitals in Kisumu city, his administration is keen on improving the level of services offered in all the sub-counties hospitals.
He noted that his administration is more robust in the sub-counties and there is a lot of work going on there, especially on health, infrastructure, water provision, and agriculture.
By Joseph Ojwang