Kaptarakwa Sub- County Hospital Receives Ksh15M Medical Equipment

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Kaptarakwa Sub-County Hospital in Keiyo South sub County has received medical equipment worth Ksh15 million.

Elgeyo Marakwet County Executive Committee Member for Health Michael Kibiwott together with radiology staff from the Iten County Referral Hospital (ICRH) visited the facility on Tuesday to oversee the installation.

Governor Wisley Rotich is expected to officially launch the equipment in the next two weeks.

One of the medical equipment being delivered at the Kaptarakwa Sub-County Hospital.

The equipment purchased through the Kenya Devolution Support Program (KDSP) include X-ray and Ultrasound machines together with a generator.

According to Michael Chemjor, the Hospital Medical Superintendent, the funding also facilitated the construction and equipping of the radiology unit alongside drilling and equipping of a borehole that serve the facility.

The radiology technical officials also praised the development describing the machines as superb.

These ones are the latest technology in use and it is the same ones being used in major hospitals everywhere. It only requires a trained sonographer to man them,” said Mary Waigwa.

County officials overseeing installation of the equipment.

In attendance included Ward Development Committee chairperson Michael Kiplagat, Sub County and Ward administrators Meshach Bowen and Ian Koech respectively.

Fire Engines dock in Mombasa

Meanwhile, the much awaited fire engines donated to the County by the Workington Rotary Club, United Kingdom finally docked at the port of Mombasa.

This is part of Governor Rotich’s aggressive resource mobilization efforts in collaboration with Kenyans living abroad.

They include Dr Kimnyango Seroney and Mr Jackson Simatei, among others, who forged the collaboration with the UK Rotary Club led by the Chair Mr. Ken Kirkwood.

The County Government thanks the Workington Rotary Club, UK for the donation and appreciates the patriotism of Dr Seroney, Mr Simatei and like minded Kenyans living abroad.”

Fire engines destined for Iten. They arrived at the Port of Mombasa from the United Kingdom on August 9, 2023.

The three fire engines are now awaiting clearance before their maiden trip to Iten.

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