The Samburu county government has distributed maternal health equipment to all health centers within the region as its seeks to contain maternal deaths.
Area governor Moses Lenolkulal says the development is part of a plan that will see significant improvement in delivery of essential services within the region.
Residents of Samburu especially those living in remote corners of the county, have had traumatic experiences of having to walk for long distances in search of quality healthcare.
But the county administration has now come to their aid distributing maternal health equipment to all health centers within the region at a cost of 23 million shillings.
Samburu County Executive Committee member in Charge of health Mary Ekai says the new equipment which include delivery beds, solar powered fridges, oxygen flow meters and stethoscopes will be used for obstetric services in remote areas within the county.
Speaking during the exercise, governor Lenolkulal said his administration remains committed in improving service delivery as well as regional infrastructure.
The residents say the new development will help alleviate the suffering of the locals who had to travel long distances in search of the essential services.