The health and medical services department in Laikipia County has improved the delivery of health services through regular and steady supply of medical drugs, acquisition of modern equipment and employment of more health personnel. In summary the sector has accomplished the following;
Achievements and Goals;
- Laikipia runs 2 public county hospitals, 3 sub county hospitals, 8 health centres and 54 dispensaries. These facilities have been supported through timely provision of essential drugs and products.
- The department has recruited and deployed additional staff to the health facilities mainly clinical officers, nurses and laboratory technologists.
- Towards reduced distance, costs and time in accessing health facilities, the county has to date operationalized 4 dispensaries that were funded by the National Government Constituency Development Fund and partners at Ngenia, Kanyoni, Naibor, Debatas and Posta.
- Investments in ensuring that residents travel in less than 30 minutes in accessing health facilities are at advanced stage.
- To date, 5 dispensaries have been completed and are to be operationalized by March 2017 at Baraka, Maili Saba, Mbogoini, Kundarilla and Shalom.
- In addition, 14 dispensaries are budgeted for in 2016/17 at Mukima, Nguo, Githuci, Muyrak, Maundu ni Meri, Kariguini, Kiamarig a, Tandare, Seria, Nakwaga, Nkando, Male, Bahati and Rabal.
- Health services have also improved at all levels following upgrading of facility infrastructure at Lokusero, Loniek, Matanya, Kalalu, Dol Dol, Nanyuki and Nyahururu.
- Referral services have improved through ambulance services system that has a fleet of 10 vehicles. In addition, the Beyond Zero mobile clinic supports the referral services on maternal care.
- Maintenance of the health facilities has also been supported through establishment of ablution blocks, incinerators, perimeter fences, gates, water storage.