The Iten County Referral Hospital (ICRH) board has finally been inaugurated.
The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Eng. Alex Tolgos at the hospital’s square.
The new board members who were nominated by the Governor, include Naomi Chemutai Kurui, Salome Kisang, Charles Limo Chemursoi, and Esther Kibor.
Other members still serving on the ICRH board are Dr. John Kibosia, Dr. Jeremiah Laktabai, Medical Superintendent Benjamin Kimaile, Dr. Elias Komen, and Reuben Kiplagat who is the current chairman.
Speaking during the event, Eng Tolgos congratulated the new board members saying their appointment manifests the confidence the health sector has in them to steer the leadership of the facility.
“I am humbled that you accepted this call to serve the people of Elgeyo Marakwet. I will offer my full support for the remaining time of my term,” he said.
The county boss noted that despite the challenges the county is facing, the staff is always doing their best to improve the services.
He appreciated the presence of the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF) Act that will help guide the board on what equipment should be acquired. Governor Tolgos implored the board members to serve the institution with utmost dedication and faithfulness to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in executing the mandate of the board.
“We take pride in the achievements that have been made so far. There’s a need to have staff capacity building for continuity of team spirit,” said ICRH board chair, Reuben Chesire.
He reported that in the first term they majored in facility projects and resources and this time they will be working on the staff welfare.
Dr. Laktabai, a second-term member reiterated the importance of upholding a clean environment to the access of staff and community at large.
The new Elgeyo Marakwet Health County Executive Abraham Barsosio echoed the words of the Governor and encouraged the staff to maintain and uphold excellence while on duty.
He also promised utmost support to the new board and that he will be available to answer any queries that will arise.