Chief Officer for Promotive and Preventive Health Dr Joyce Sang on Thursday distributed 10 hospital beds to Murgusi, Chepkemel and Chepsaita health facilities in Ngenyilel Ward, Turbo Sub County.
With the allocation of 6 beds to Murgusi, 2 beds to Chepsaita, and 2 beds to Chepkemel, the Department of Health Services aims to enhance inpatient services in the county.
Speaking during the exercise, Dr Sang noted that the allocation of additional hospital beds is a timely response to the growing demand for quality healthcare in Uasin Gishu County.
She also noted that with an increasing population, it is essential to ensure that healthcare facilities can adequately accommodate patients requiring inpatient care.
“Hospital beds play a crucial role in patient comfort and recovery and therefore the availability of adequate beds ensures that patients receive the necessary care in a conducive environment,” the Chief Officer said.
“… and with the allocation of beds to Murgusi, Chepsaita, and Chepkemel health facilities we aim to improve patient outcomes by providing comfortable and appropriate spaces for treatment and recovery,” she added.
On his part, Ngenyilel Ward Member of County Assembly Benjamin Natui said insufficient bed capacity in hospitals has often led to overcrowding, subsequently compromising the quality of care provided.
“As we receive these additional beds across our different health facilities we will alleviate the strain by reducing the burden on existing healthcare resources and ensuring that patients receive appropriate attention and care without undue delays,” said MCA Natui.
The Chief Officer was also accompanied by County Biomedical Engineer Moses Chumba.