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Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

County procures drugs worth KShs.91 million to boost healthcare

Governor James Ongwae today flagged off a consignment of drugs and pharmaceuticals worth KShs.91million.

The drugs worth KShs.75 million will be dispatched to all outlying health facilities while the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) will receive a consignment valued at KShs.16 million.

Governor Ongwae said the consignment, procured from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA), was sufficient to last the county’s healthcare sector through the electioneering period.

"I want to assure residents that we have acquired adequate supplies of pharmaceuticals to ensure our health facilities don’t face stock outs before, during and after the general elections. I have directed the department of health services to ensure efficient and regular stocking and re-stocking of pharmacies in all hospitals," said Ongwae.

He explained that the County Government had made arrangements to clear pending bills with KEMSA in time.

"It is regrettable that there are delays in operationalizing 31 new dispensaries as planned by the County Government due to the ongoing nurses’ strike. I am confident that once the labour dispute is resolved, we shall move with speed to operationalize these health facilities at the grassroots," added the Governor.

Once the 31 new health facilities are fully operationalized, the total number of public health facilities in the County will rise to 159 significantly boosting healthcare service provision to the people.

Deputy Governor Joash Maangi who flanked the Governor said that despite the rigours of the campaign period, they are committed to serving the people especially the health sector.

Governor Ongwae said his government is committed to improving healthcare services for its residents.

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