Deliver in Hospitals Ngilu urges Kitui Women
Governor Charity Ngilu has called on Women in Kitui County to deliver in health facilities to reduce risks at child birth.
“When you get pregnant, register at our health facilities, and attend clinics so that the development of the baby is noted, and records kept so that when you are about to give birth, the ambulances can come for you, ” said Governor Ngilu.
Since Governor Ngilu took over leadership of the County, healthcare has greatly improved, with tramedious changes being expirienced in the ministry.
The introduction of Kitui County Health Insurance Cover (KCHIC) has enabled access to free and quality healthcare at all health facilities in the County.
Through the cover, residents have benefited from numerous services offered through this program in the county’s 287 health facilities up from 180 operational health facilities she found after assuming office.
The county boasts of having operational 217 dispensaries, 56 health centres ant 14 Level iv Hospitals.
Medical personnel has also increased with 574 new workers, including 27 new doctors, 368 nurses, 8 pharmacists and103 health workers.
The households pay annual subscription fee of a thousand shillings to register for KCHIC.
KCHIC has seen more than 120,000 households register since its launch on 21st August 2018.
“Hospital deliveries have increased from 43% to 78% under my leadership, and am aiming at 100% hospital deliveries” she added.
Governor Ngilu was speaking this at Kabati town, where she was presenting the Kauwi level IV Hospital ambulance to the community.
The ambulance will serve Kitui west Subcounty and its environs.