Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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Baringo, first County to install a liquid oxygen supply system in order to save lives of patients

(JICHO) Baringo County becomes the first County to install a liquid oxygen supply system in order to save lives of patients lost due to lack of oxygen and cut on costs incurred when patients are referred to Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital or Nakuru County Referral Hospital.

While commissioning the Kshs 5 million worth project with a capacity of 6,000 litres at Baringo Referral hospital-Kabarnet, Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis said this is one of the milestones his administration has continued to achieve in the health sector.

The Oxygen system will provide huge relief to ICU, Renal Unit, Theatre, Maternity, General Wards, outpatient units among other departments.

Governor Kiptis stated that his goal of providing quality, affordable and accessible primary healthcare services to all its citizens across the County is gradually shaping up.

This facility will drastically reduce the number of deaths and mortality rate among young children which has in the past blamed on lack of sustainable oxygen supply,” he explained.

On his part, his Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony commended the department of health services for actualizing one of their leadership dreams adding that they will stop at nothing but upscaling their efforts to being the best in provision of quality healthcare across the region.

Programme Director Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Rosemary Kihito applauded Baringo County government for the great achievement saying that they will continue with their partnership of training health personnel and health social workers at grassroots facilities in order to minimize on referrals of patients to either Sub County hospitals or County Referral Hospitals.

“We are putting in more effort to ensure that we minimize on cases of child mortality and morbidity attributed to frequent pneumonia cases which can be managed at the dispensaries and health centres with sustainable oxygen supply,” said Rosemary.

A point that was strongly supported by the Managing Director for BOC Gases Marion Mwangi adding that no patient should be lost due to lack of oxygen.

 

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