Amref Health Africa whose mission is to increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health services delivery and investments in health has pledged to supply and install 500 Oxygen cylinders to 5 beneficiary facilities in Bungoma County. The 5 facilities listed to benefit are:
- Webuye Sub County Hospital- Webuye West Sub County
- Sirisia Sub County Hospital, – Sirisia Sub County
- Miendo dispensary – Webuye West Sub County
- Chwele Sub County Hospital – Kabuchai Sub County
- Cheptais Sub County Hospital- Mt Elgon Sub County
Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka’s announcement on this pledge via his social media page attracted both positive and negative reactions from his followers. His announcement read in part:
We agreed that it’s high time health is tackled by going back to the basics which implies investment towards making primary healthcare functional and accessible to all. I further reiterated my commitment towards co-creating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for primary healthcare, as it is a holistic and innovative approach towards financing healthcare.We also discussed matters Climate change where formally invited Amref to partner with the county government once the climate change Bill is passed by the County Assembly of Bungoma this week.
~ Governor Kenneth Makelo Lusaka, Bungoma County ~
Reactions from Lusaka’s followers;
That’s good initiative, we have to improve our health facilities in our county also connect us to AMREF Flying Doctors
That’s good but do we have ICU and theatre departments that are fully equipped with enough skilled nursing and Dr to utilize the equipment? In our county
Bumula Subcounty hospital to remain in cold for the next 5years. Out of 500 cylinders, Bumula can’t receive even 2??
What about Naitiri sub county hospital?
A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. Good initiative Omwami
What about Bumula?
Usisahau kopsiro health care , dawa inaingia kwa mifuko ya madaktari, rescue my people Kenneth Makelo Lusaka
A step in the right direction my governor…..Kumbuka Milo Health centre pia in Sitikho under the able leadership of Her Majesty Hon Grace Sundukwa ……Shukrani