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Kenyans to receive treatment from home-President Ruto

President William Ruto has today said that his government has collaborated with the county governments to recruit community health promoters (CHPs) across the country.

The head of state addressing the nation on Thursday during the Madaraka Day celebration at the Moi Stadium in Embu County, said that one health promoter will be in charge of 100 homes. This is the 60th Madaraka Day since the country attained internal independence.

“This means that each promoter will be tasked with visiting Kenyans at their homes to determine whether any conditions need to be managed through healthier lifestyle or basic medical attention.” President Ruto said.

He added that the health promoters will help people with chronic conditions in terms of their wellbeing, manage their diets and medications. They will make it easier to identify conditions early so they can be referred for full attention. He said that this will help avoid the need for hospitalization.

The president told the nation that this step will help Kenyans get quality medication at the comfort of their home. According to him, this will breathe new life into the healthcare system and that Kenyans need to be free from disease as this is their primary agenda as a government.

He stated that they will reform the National Health Insurance Fund to meet the urgent needs of Kenyans as a social medical insurance facility. He assured Kenyans that the government is also committed to providing universal health coverage, which will allow everyone to obtain dignified healthcare at low costs.


By Matildah Obaigwa

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