H.E. Governor Granton Samboja has officially opened the newly constructed Mwachawaza Dispensary, Wusi-Kishamba Ward in a bid to boost health standards and well-being for people at the rural level.
Governor Samboja noted that the completion of the project fulfils the function of devolution that calls for improved services closer to the people.
The County Boss further heard from the residents that the dispensary would reduce the distance travelled to reach a health facility, and also avoid over-reliance on neighbouring Mpizinyi Health Centre.
“ Pupils and students will access better health services as the launched facility will serve Mwachawaza Vocational Training Centre VTC, Mwachawaza Primary School, Mwandago Secondary School, Sirenyi Primary School and Kajungunyi Secondary School. Emergency services can be attended to easier now that we have health services closer to us,” Edna Walowe Kole, 59 said.
County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Health Services John Mwangeka Mwakima remarked that the dispensary is furnished with adequate medical supplies.
MCA Justin Juma said other facilities were hard to reach during extreme rainy weather but the new dispensary would ensure proper access to health services.
“ My administration is ensuring that the health agenda is well accessed by all. When it comes to development, I am leaving no one behind,” Governor Samboja reiterated in his concluding remarks.
Governor Samboja then officially launched the County-wide COVID-19 mass vaccination exercise targeting all residents aged 18 and over.
While overseeing the exercise at Wusi-Kishamba Ward at the new Mwachawaza Dispensary, the County Boss advised the people to take necessary precautions to guard themselves from coronavirus per World Health Organisation WHO protocols.
CECM Mwakima termed the vaccines as safe and encouraged all who are targets of the exercise to participate.
Director Medical Services Elvis Mwandawiro said that the vaccines would reduce community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor donated a consignment of 1,000 face-masks to the people so they could protect themselves from coronavirus and congratulated the frontline health workers for showing dedication in flattening the curve.
He also donated Ksh 40,000 to Community Health Volunteers CHVs to boost their table banking activities.
Later on, Governor witnessed the first patients receiving treatment from the newly launched facility.
Governor was flanked by Chief of Staff Rachel Dawai, Governor’s PA Wilfred Mwalimo, Gender Adviser Priscilla Mwangeka, County Chief Officer CCO Health Services Philomena Kirote, Chief of Protocol Amos Mkari Saleh, Director Medical Services Elvis Mwandawiro, Administrator Governor’s Office Loice Shali, Chawia Ward Administrator Mercy Mwazo, Wusi-Kishamba Ward Administrator Stanley Maigacho, the County Health Management Team among other senior County officials.