The Kakamega County Assembly committee on Health Services is conducting site visits to ascertain the status of more than 50 health facilities across the County ahead of interrogation of the County Executive in-charge of Health Services .
The County ministry of health has proposed to be allocated Ksh.1.3 billion in the coming FY 2019/2020 Budget Estimates for developments expenditure.
The Committee’s chairperson Hon. Lucas Radoli said his committee is on a fact finding mission to asses the quality of health services provided at various levels of health facilities, engage with health workers regarding the challenges they face as well as computing all the stalled health projects. The committee, will then write a report that will inform the Assembly in determining the development budget for the ministry.
In the coming financial year, the county executive is proposing to spent Ksh. 1.3 billion in the health sector down from Ksh. 1.4 billion in the current financial year.
Some of the flagship projects are: Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto, Implementation of a community Health Strategy, NHIF – Universal access to Health Care, Completion of Dispensaries under construction, nutrition and Malaria Control programs, Construction of Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital at a cost of Ksh. 350 million, construction and equipping of Shamakhubu and Mumias levels 4 hospital, upgrading of Matete, Shianda and Khwisero health centers to level four hospitals, Health standards Planning and Quality Assurance among other projects and programs.