Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo has vowed to make sure health services in the county are improved.
The county boss also said he will make sure his government allocates more funds for the health sector, as health is a pillar for development.
“The major focus that we are having as a county is to ensure that our health care services remain a priority for all because we know that a healthy county is a developing county, therefore we will ensure more funding is made to this important sector,” Nyaribo said.
Nyaribo spoke in Nyamira County Referral Hospital when he supervised the COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the facility. He insisted that there is a need for more funding to the health sector to boost services to the residents.
“We need to be very cautious with this virus and I call upon all of you to ensure you strictly follow the Ministry of Health guidelines so that we can all reduce the chances of getting infected,” Nyaribo noted.
Nyaribo added that the county will partner with private sectors so that to ensure quality services are provided to all the county residents, focusing more especially on mothers and children as they are the most vulnerable members of the society.
“Better access to general healthcare and maternal health services will reduce chances of ill health county and maintain the manpower in developing our county. Therefore as the governor, I am delighted to inform all the residents of Nyamira County that the county has put firm measures in ensuring excellent health care services to its residents,” he added.
Nyaribo further noted that proper health policies will ensure poverty eradication and improve medical services for diseases such as HIV/AIDS by 2030.
“Quality healthcare and education is key to poverty eradication and achievement of vision 2030, therefore the development of any society depends on how healthy the society is to achieve its desired development agendas,” he said.
Governor Nyaribo has also asked the national government to increase funds allocated to health services in the counties for adequate healthcare service provision.
‘I also want to appeal to the national government to ensure public health facilities are well equipped and staffed to handle all general medical and surgical services. More so increase funds meant for health services in the counties,” he said.
By Darlington Mose