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Governor Nyong’o’s Administration to Implement Sh5 Billion Health Project

Governor Anyang' Nyong'o. Photo/Facebook

Kisumu was among the four Counties which implemented the pilot phase of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) initiative, from 2018 to 2020.

Makueni, Nyeri and Isiolo were the other implementers of the initiative, which its wheels came to a grinding halt in the course of last year, supposedly due to lack of funds.

And now, Kisumu County under Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has been thrust right in the middle of another national government health initiative.

The County has been picked to pilot or rather test the ambitious Ministry of Health (MOH) Electronic Community Health Information Systems, abbreviated as ECHIS.

Kisumu is the only County picked for the pilot phase. The project is expected to revolutionize delivery of health care, deep in the rural parts of the Country.

“After the pilot phase, it will be rolled out across the 47 counties and will see Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) supplied with electronic devices such as mobile phones to help eliminate the costly and rigorous paper work in health facilities,” said part of a press release from Governor Nyong’o’s communications department.

The project will cost Sh5.2 billion once completed across the Country. Speaking while presiding over the launch of the pilot phase at a Kisumu hotel on Monday, the governor said it was a major boost to the primary health care in the Country.

“You cannot successfully provide health care without real time data and accurate information from patients. This project will eliminate the use of exercise books by patients seeking treatment in health facilities,” he said.

The function was attended by among others, officials for MOH.  

Content created and supplied by: Oliver_Ochieng (via Opera News )

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