The Red Cross Society of Kenya has donated health equipment worth Ksh 12.8 million to 50 health centres in Trans Nzoia County. Speaking while availing the equipment at the county’s headquarters, the Red Cross society official Mohammed Said said the equipment will help the residents of the county to access quality health services. Said disclosed that the equipment will help women in the county, adding that doctors should use the equipment well.
He said the Red Cross society is committed to working together with several counties in the country, to improve health care. He said Trans Nzoia County was targeted as the first county in the exercise, given that most women there can’t access quality healthcare according to research. He said that a total of 36 counties will benefit including Trans Nzoia county.
His sentiments were supported by the County chairman of Red Cross Ronald Masindano who appealed to the residents to make good use of the equipment given. Masindano, however, called upon the national government and counties to dialogue effectively to find a solution to the ongoing doctors’ strike.
On his part, the county Governor Patrick Khaemba, speaking while flagging off the equipment at the Trans Nzoia County headquarters, said the initiative by Red Cross will boost the health care system in the county.
“The equipment will be a benefit to the efforts we have been doing as a county government to improve the healthcare system,” he said.
The county governor noted that the equipment will be beneficial to maternal health care. “We discovered that women and children still face difficulties when it comes to accessing medical attention, that’s why funds have been set aside to improve health care,” he said.