Marsabit Governor Mohammed Ali has rubbished claims that he has neglected the health sector in the County. According to the Governor, his administration was still focused on ensuring that residents of Marsabit get access to quality and affordable healthcare.
Speaking at the County Assembly of Marsabit when he delivered his state of the County address, Governor Ali said he was committed to ensuring that the residents of Marsabit receive the best in terms of healthcare.
According to the Governor, his administration has made major milestones in improving the health sector in the county adding that over 60,000 vulnerable persons in the county were benefitting from a medical scheme initiated by the County Government.
“During my inaugural address to this Assembly, I reiterated my promise to work towards a Universal Health Care in Marsabit. Today, I can report that we have fulfilled that promise,” Governor Ali said.
The County boss added that his administration had made major strides in ensuring that there was enough qualified man power in the health sector. In the last one year, the County Government has hired 175 community health extension workers, 80 nutritionists, 10 pharmacists and 3 medical officers.
He added that the construction of a Blood bank unit for Marsabit hospital was complete and will soon be operational.
“We have equipped both Marsabit referral hospital and Moyale sub county referral hospital with CT-SCAN machines and we are working on the construction of a Regional Level 2 Bio-Safety Laboratory, an Incinerator at the Marsabit Level 5 hospital as well as the construction, equipping and upgrading of 95 health facilities across the County.” Governor Ali added.