The County played host to the second Beyond Zero Medical Safari tour held at the Kenyatta Sports ground, courtesy of the Kenya’s first Lady Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta.
The County residents turned out in large numbers to access free medical services such as fistula repair, cancer screening, routine medical screening, counselling and testing services, universal health care household registration, sickle cell screening for children under the age of six, eye examination, among other health care services.
The function was also used to launch a Beyond Zero strategic Business Plan known as EMTCT document which will spell out the strategic approach in delivering services in the 47 Counties under the Beyond Zero umbrella.
This came barely three weeks after conducting the very first camp of the same kind in Narok County.
Speaking during the event, the first lady commended the concerted efforts by the County Government to make health care provision a priority. She reiterated that with the launch of the EMTCT document which will serve from 2018 to 2022, the initiative is set to achieve its intended goal of offering adequate health care services to the citizens with a sole aim of ensuring the elimination of mother to child AIDS transmission. The chief guest extolled the County Government for the adequate mobilization which has seen many households registered for the universal health care coverage.
On his part, Governor, Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o thanked the partners who turned out in large numbers to offer free medical services to the County residents. He added that responsible politics has ethical obligation to improve the health and well being of the locals and therefore called upon all the politicians to always remain mindful of the health issues revolving around the areas they represent.
The occasion was also graced by, the first lady of Mozambique Her Excellency Izaura Nyuzi, the first ladies from ten Counties namely West Pokot, Nandi,Turukana, Kakamega,Marsabit,Tranzoia, Narok, Baringo, Makueni , Kisumu, Kisumu East Member of Parliament Hon Shakil Shabir,among many other dignitaries.
By: Eric Omollo