By KBC Reporter
Samburu County government has distributed medical equipment to be used in helping expectant mothers who seek treatment at the county’s medical facilities.
Governor Moses Lenolkulal said the equipment which was purchased at a cost of Kshs 23 million will aid in ensuring access to quality medical care for the county’s mothers.
Most of those seeking treatment have lacked access to quality care owing to the long distances they have to travel or walk to the main hospital at the County headquarters in Maralal town.
The County Executive Committee member in Charge of health Mary Ekai said the new equipment including delivery beds, solar powered fridges, oxygen flow meters and stethoscopes will be used for obstetric services in remote areas within the county.
Governor Lenolkulal said his administration remains committed to improving service delivery as well as the much needed infrastructure in order to better the lives of the people in the county.
Ekai urged the community to allow their women seek treatment at designated facilities, hospitals and ensure that children get the immunization needed to help in reducing the disease burden in the county through prevention.
“As a health department and our health partners it has taken us a lot of efforts to bring these services closer to wananchi, make sure you make use of them,” she said.
Samburu County is among counties with high maternal and infant mortality rates mostly arising from lack of access to medical care.