17 health facilities to be launched in Nairobi

Written By: Christine Muchira

17 health facilities are set to be launched in Nairobi over the next six months. 

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This is according to President Kenyatta who was speaking in an interview Monday morning at KBC’s radio station CORO FM.

While lauding efforts by the Ministry of Health, the President said his government remains committed to reforming the health sector and thanked Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe for the reforms undertaken at the ministry by dealing with cartels.

He said his administration was on the right track on health matters noting it is focusing Universal Health Care and health insurance to save Kenyans from selling off their properties in order to access better health care.

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President Kenyatta regretted the health workers strike saying: ´It’s sad that patients can die in hospitals due to strikes.´

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He called on health workers and county administrations to resolve the ongoing impasse.

At the same time Kenyatta reiterated that no headteacher or principal of any public school has the mandate to send students away from school for lack of school fees saying that such cases should be reported.

President Kenyatta noted that the resumption of face to face learning has been a success adding that the closure of schools was a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

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While acknowledging that there could be some challenges he promised that his government is committed to resolve outstanding problems noting that government officials are going round the country to identify existing challenges.

He assured those doing their national exams this year of the government’s support.

´For those doing exams we wish them all the best, urging them not to look in the past but look to the future. As a government we will support you to ensure that you succeed,´ said President Kenyatta. 

The Head of State called on parents and guardians religious and community leaders to join hands with the government and find solutions and ensure our children are the country’s future leaders are morally upright.

´Moral decay has affected every family in this country, rich and poor. We cannot call this a Government problem. We must address this as a society,´ said President Kenyatta.

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