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Kabogo says Kiambu in final process of promoting medics

Kabogo noted that the county had to grapple with patient influx from neighbouring counties, that really put a strain on the county health resources/FILE

Kabogo noted that the county had to grapple with patient influx from neighbouring counties, that really put a strain on the county health resources/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has announced that the County is in the final lap of promoting all the health workers in the county as an incentive to ensuring that proper health care is provided.

Kabogo noted that the county had to grapple with patient influx from neighbouring counties, that really put a strain on the county health resources.

“By December we should finish promotions and probably also improve the pay for our very hard working doctors and nurses. I want to appreciate the fact that you have been very good in these hard times,” he stated.

The Governor said that the county has seen an accelerated transformation in the health sector over the last 3 years since devolution inception and noted that he was working to improve and increase the bed capacity from the current 1700 to 3500 across the county.

“We want to have a new Renal Hospital in Ruiru so that we can do kidney transplants here in the County as opposed to sending people to India,” he said.

“We need to improve our primary health care and this means improving services at our outpatient centres to avoid the many admissions.”

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