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Boost for Maternal and Child Health as Aga Khan Foundation launches kshs.117 million project in Kisii

Maternal and Child Health project

Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

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 embarks on upgrade of Gucha Hospital To a Level Five

The Kisii County Government has embarked on a major infrastructure upgrade of Gucha Level Four Hospital to improve health service delivery.

On Monday, Governor James Ongwae commissioned the construction of a modern kitchen, a laundry block and a 20-body capacity mortuary at the hospital as part of the upgrade.

Gucha is the second largest hospital in the county after Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital. Recently, the County procured and installed a power transformer to address perennial power supply challenges at the facility.

Engineers are finalizing installation of an Electrical Distribution Panel to allow the hospital operate specialized equipment including digital x-rays, dental x-ray and theatre equipment.

“We shall upgrade this hospital to a Level Five facility to help decongest KTRH and bring services closer to the people. We want this hospital to live to its true status of a Sub County referral hospital,” said Governor Ongwae.

Governor Ongwae who was flanked by his Deputy Joash Maangi and MCAs from Bomachoge announced that a laundry machine with a capacity to process 264kilograms of line had been delivered while mortuary equipment will be installed soon.

“We shall continually improve the stature of this hospital in terms of infrastructure, equipment and human resources for health. When we came in, there were only two doctors in this hospital but now we have eight. We also have three pharmacists, one dentist and one radiographer. Additionally, we have 35 nurses, “ added Ongwae.

Boochi/Tendere MCA James Ondari thanked the County Government for the projects saying residents will no longer have to travel to Nyamache and Kisii Town to access mortuary services.

“We thank the County for delivering on its pledges. We shall work together regardless of party affiliation to bring development to our people. Now we ask that the County sets up eye and dental clinics at the hospital,” said Ondari.

CEC for Education Amos Andama and MCAs Rosa Orondo (Misesi), Samwel Onuko (Boochi Borabu), Ibrahim Ombuya (Bosoti/Sengera), Amos Onderi (Bokimonge) were present.

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