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Kopsiro Health Centre In Bungoma County Refurbished, Offering Top-Notch Services

For a very long time, Kopsiro Health Centre as one of the worst health facilities in Mt Elgon constituency, Bungoma County.

Masuti Chemasuet a human rights activist visited the facility had this to say, "May be it was that time. May be we've all been living in the past and we've failed to recheck the situation and update ourselves. Believe me, Kopsiro Health Centre is presently a different success story!"

He added, "I today invited myself to Kopsiro Health Centre and had a rare opportunity of seeing for myself the positive side of it,".

He said, while walking out of the facility's gate, I had a different picture and wondered why we have been condemning the In-charge of the facility Dr. Maasai Kipsang who have been in the facility for only two years. I think we should change and give our maximum support to this facility. 

The following are some of facts I found out:

- Kopsiro was only a dispensary until it was upgraded a few months ago to a health Centre status.

- The registration certificate of the facility was misplaced for many years and it took the facility management 2 yrs to renew the documents which have now been used to upgrade the facility. 

- The facility received only Sh80, 000 last year and now Sh900,000 this year from Linda Mama government fund.

- Construction of toilets are ongoing using Linda Mama funds.

- It was only last year when the facility was upgraded to attend to NHIF out-patients and it is soon going to admit NHIF in-patients. This will increase funding which will translate to better payments to casual workers.

- More employment opportunities to locals and construction of more structures to accommodate the growing number of patients.

- The facility by January 2022 will be at the same level as Cheptais Sub County Hospital.

- The present Incharge Dr. Kipsang inherited a debt of Sh2 Million which he has since offsetted and workers are now being paid on time.

- The facility grows maize in its own farm which is an extra resource and will be used to feed the patients in the future.

- The facility owns several cows which are very healthy.

- The Incharge and the new management board are in the process of computerizing all the systems of the facility to enhance efficiency, stop corruption and improve service delivery.

"Our positive attitude towards Kopsiro Health Centre will help it grow to meet the health service care of our ever increasing population that heavily depends on this important facility in the entire region of the two wards of Chepyuk and Kapkateny," said Chemasuet. 

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