Migori launches Universal Health Care, 120,000 to benefit

Patient with medics at the new Renal center at Migori Referral Hospital

By MN Reporter

Migori County has launched Universal Health care that is set to benefit 120,000 indigences.

Speaking during the launch Migori County Commissioner Mr. Meru Mwangi said that all the Migori Sub Counties will benefit from the scheme.

He noted that health care was one of the Big Four Agendas of the Kenyan Government. He said that universal health care programmes was been rolled out across the country to benefit the less privileged and very need individuals in our society.

The administrator said health was an important aspect of the positive productivity of a country.

Mr. Meru said that he will work very closely with the county government should to ensure that Universal Health Care is accessed by the less privileged and mostly needly individuals. He noted that the health of people is a wealth of a nation.

Migori County Secretary for Health Col (Rt) Kepha Nyamita said that they had identified and registered 120,000 indigence from a population of 1.6 Million.

He, however, noted that 20,000 individuals will be benefiting from the scheme this year while the rest will be incorporated with time.

“Only 24,000 indigence will benefit straight away from the scheme but we will be annually be upgrading the 120,000 to ensure that all of them benefit from the scheme”, stated Nyamita.