Nyaribo pledges to invest in healthcare, revive Nyamira’s economy

Governor Amos Nyaribo (left) being shown part of the assorted medical equipment by Health Services Chief Officer Dr. Jack Magara outside Nyamira County Referral Hospital, recently. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

Nyamira governor Amos Nyaribo has said that his administration will majorly focus on the healthcare and revive the economy of the agriculture dependent county.

Speaking during the unveiling of assorted medical equipment worth Ksh.34 million at the Nyamira County Referral Hospital, recently, Nyaribo noted that good healthcare for his people was a sure way of empowering them.

The equipment which were procured in partnership with the World Bank included 200 patient beds, 85 autoclave machines, mattresses, bedside lockers and drip stands.

“During my inauguration as the second governor of Nyamira County, I pledged to invest in healthcare for the good of our people.

This is in appreciation of the fact that our economy cannot grow if our people are unable to access quality and affordable health care,” he said.

Nyaribo, who took over as governor after the death of John Nyagarama last year, added that his government had taken steps aimed at actualizing the Universal Health Care (UHC).

The steps include registration of over 15,000 residents for free access to health care.

The program which was started in February this year, is aimed at supporting poor and vulnerable citizens access free medical cover through partnership with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Nyaribo’s administration has also pumped over Kshs. 250 million for health infrastructure, which has seen the upgrade of seven health facilities.

It has also procured assorted medical equipment targeting maternal and child health in the 2020/2021 fiscal year.

“Adequate health infrastructure is critical in provision of quality health care,” he noted.

Earlier, the governor flagged off a consignment of assorted medicine and medical commodities worth Kshs. 33 million to 113 health facilities across the county.

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